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#augustbreak – fan blade

2011 August 22
by joy

summer fan blade

(fan blade, august 2011)

the irony is that i haven’t needed to turn on the fan more than twice this year.

we harvested our first sungold cherry tomatoes last week but our cool, foggy night threaten the rest of our harvest. we have cherry tomatoes, heirlooms and early girls.

growing tomatoes in my garden is a willful act of optimism, my annual ritual of hope, and this time of year, a reminder to shore up a practice of mindful non-attachment.

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  1. August 24, 2011

    mindful non attachment I love it!

    Last fall I never threw away our Halloween pumpkin. It just rotted on the spot where I put it when I took it off the front steps. In the spring I shoveled what was left and tossed it in the compost.

    A few weeks ago I noticed some big leaves that looked like squash. Thought the wind had dropped some seeds but one of my daughters remembered the pumpkin.

    Needless to say I was VERY excited. Now Many of the leaves have been attacked by something and who knows if any pumpkins will actually grow.

    I am practicing mindful non attachment. 🙂

    • August 26, 2011

      I completely empathize, Sharon!

      The fog continues to come in and seemingly sit on top of my tomato plants. I keep hoping they’ll make it through until we get our September summer!

      Our ag office has warned the community about late blight. *sigh*

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