Green Beginnings

March 30th, 2012

In April, the local Farmers’ Market reopens and as usual I’ll’ splurge on vegetables and herbs and most likely not be able to use them before they go bad in my refrigerator or die from neglect. But I can’t resist ,and I already have a small pot of basil on my kitchen counter, less for cooking and more for the perfume of it. When I crush a leaf and inhale, I’m breathing in summer to come. Silky gazpacho, big smiley-face sunflowers, dusty feet, screen doors, sweet tea, a burst of concentrated sunshine in a cherry tomato, cold Prosecco, peaches eaten over the sink so the juice can run down my fingers. “Sumer is icumen in…” and I can’t wait.

One Response to “Green Beginnings”

  1. I love spring more than summer. I move through it with such a sense of wonder…

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