Report From PIA – September 16
We live in a country where we can buy strawberries, apples and new spinach twelve months a year. This is both a blessing and a curse. Because these crops are so constantly available, we can take them for granted.
I was thinking about the joy of celebrating autumn today. I was blessed with a free afternoon and an invitation to lunch in a rose garden. After touring Oz and Audrey’s lovely property and feeling absolutely envious about their many unusual trees, we sat down to a delicious meal on a classic September day. Tomatoes from their garden and a boysenberry dessert made from the berries in the back yard.
We are richer, I think, when we mark the seasons. Be it by a religious holiday, garden displays, or a lunch with friends. I want to mark the yearly changes and savor them, from the ripe cheese pumpkins, visible now that the vines are dying back, to the local strawberries and asparagus in the spring.
Remind me of this when it’s 20 degrees and snowing.