I don’t have a thing for new technology. I had my Blackberry for nearly five years. I don’t like the learning curve for something that I want as a basic tool. But the old phone wasn’t working well any more and, because of our societal emphasis on new toys, it had be one nearly obsolete.
This is my first attempt with the new tool. When I step back from my frustration with what I don’t yet know, I can marvel at the technology.
The white flowers growing with the tomatoes and cucumbers (cages) and the beans (red supports) are coriander that over-wintered, and gave lots of good leaves from late winter through mid-spring. I’m now letting them go to flower and then seed. I like to use the flowers as a garnish. Still green and newly forming coriander seeds minced, along with whatever greens are still tender on the plant, are delicious in lightly cooked young vegetables. Almost flowery, like some Persian cooking. The fig in the right foreground, alas, has no buds this year. It wants to be planted in the ground on a sunny side of someone’s house. Local readers, if you want a healthy fig tree, comment or send an email.
It may feel gloomy for walking around, but those of us inside the beltway really need the rain, so I am pretty happy about the dank weather. Yes, those are turnips, arugula, parsley, chard, and kale (though I have no intention of going outside today to get some; I have some lovely Savoy cabbage inside and a yoga class to go teach).
National Arboretum, Northeast DC, June 2nd
The sacred is where we see it and when we treat it as such.