"We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." ~George Bernard Shaw
"Look at everything as though you were seeing it either for the first or last time." ~Betty Smith, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

Monday, July 04, 2011

Magpie #72-Family Garden

Wheat Field with Rising Sun, Vincent Van Gogh, 1889


I grew up with a vegetable garden
Rinsing fresh lettuce into a bowl
Scooping up warm cherry tomatoes
Popping crunchy pea pods into my mouth
The soil enriched meals mingle into memories
Of soft summer evenings sweet with family


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22 comments:

120 Socks said...

Capturing the memories within the prompt perfectly! Love the connection with food from the earth.

thingy said...

Me too, and I miss having a garden. Lovely imagery.

Amanda said...

Beautiful. It brings back some of my own childhood memories, thanks!

Fireblossom said...

I had a garden as a youngster, and this brought it all back. specially the warm cherry tomatoes!

Kim Nelson said...

Lucky you! Me too!

Jinksy said...

Lovely memories...

Martin H. said...

Sweet, sweet memories. Lovely.

Lyn said...

I'd like to stand by your side and help with those lovely chores...what a mood you create!

Lena said...

My cheaper-half grows loads of veg over the summer. I could almost taste the goods as I was reading your piece...! I like the thought of summer sweet with family. I miss it too!

Jingle said...

sweet memories.
love vegetable gardens,
I grew up with one too.

Sioux said...

This makes me impatient for our tomatoes to ripen...

Tumblewords: said...

Delightful memories, vivid and vibrant!

Isabel Doyle said...

crunchy lovely!

mindlovemisery said...

Oh that sounds absolutely delightful!

mindlovemisery said...

That sounds absolutely delightful

Helen said...

I spent childhood summers on my grandparent's farm ... oh, the memories! I cherish them. Your Magpie brought them back.

Tess Kincaid said...

I can taste those warm tomatoes.

ds said...

Oh, I can taste this. The heat from the tomatoes, the snap of peas... yes, you've conjured a host of memories. Thank you.

WINDOWLAD said...

…”soft summer evenings sweet with family..” , i like that and never had i thought of a soft summer evenings here at our place… the cover of your piece is gracious…(:

~Kelvin

Jo Bryant said...

Lovely memories caughton paper...

Katherine said...

Don't the simple things in life creat the most wonderful & cherished memories. So lovely!

Bee's Blog said...

There's something about a fresh vegetable garden and summers that no matter where you are, stay with you forever.