Sunday, September 14, 2008

Harvest time

Originally uploaded by claireliz77
Harvest time is approaching. I am trying not to feel too mournful about the coming season. Zen Master Dogen said that every season is perfect in and of itself. Fall is not the beginning of Winter, it is Fall. Spring is not the beginning of Summer, it is Spring. I try to think of this, and of another observation I heard once, that only city people expect warm sunny weather all the time. Anyone who needs to grow food understands that all seasons are important and have their place. So I tried to remember that this afternoon as I blanched and froze this beautiful chard today, and looked forward to eating it in the months ahead.