Monday, October 24, 2011
Just before the frost...
The past few days have been a golden reprieve before the killing frost hits.
The sweet tangerine tomatoes on my one and only plant have hung on in the autumn winds and the blossoms are still reaching for the fading sun.
Going to the Monona Farmer's Market yesterday was a feast for the eyes and an anticipated delight for the appetite.
There was an abundant display of a beautiful and varied harvest, made available for those of us who could purchase.
By mid-week we've been advised the hard frost will arrive and the harvest will end.
As I enjoy this bounty of the earth,
I pledge to remember the many who did not
have the resources available
to share this delight.