Notes and daydreams

The Wren's Nest

Outside this afternoon I harvested a fair amount of small red tomatoes; Piper threw in a couple of green ones for good measure.  As we walked through the garden path I also noticed several thin green chili peppers growing, as well as little green pods interspersed throughout our flowering cilantro plant.  Dried, I imagine they are what we know in the kitchen as coriander seeds.  Our kale has turned bitter and our broccoli is bolting quicker than we can harvest the heads.  I enjoy our bright orange nasturtiums.  Last week we ate the flowers, petal by spicy petal.  Piper tromped through the herb garden and I took a closer look at the buds forming on our green onions.  Will noticed them last weekend.  I love onion flowers; the purple orbs seem to defy gravity as they perch on their slender and hollow stalks.  Speaking of perch, we saw a flock of ibises walking through…

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