tangerine dream

Beautiful; isn’t it?

I don’t know why I prefer these kinds of blowzy photos (and live views) of the garden.  Probably because when Mother Nature does chaos, it looks like order to me.  Or rather, there is a wonderful and imminently mysterious order to the apparent chaos of untouched places in this world.  It only looks disorderly when I approach it through the lens of the conditioned mindset modern Western culture has given me, with its predilection for monoculture, predictability, geometry.  But I never did enjoy coloring within the lines….

Even though you could hardly call the kitchen garden untouched, I haven’t seen the need to mess with it much lately, and it shows.  I mostly use nasturtium leaves and blossoms for salad garnishes, and it’s been way too hot to grow salad greens for a while now.  For the time being, I’ve just been letting them be — which I believe is about the nicest thing you can do for any person, any animal, or any living thing.

I love the yellowing of the more aged leaves, the pinholes taken as a spicy feast by some friendly bug, the curling of the leaves as they struggle to compensate for the lack of rain during these hot August days.

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One Response to “tangerine dream”

  1. I am crazy about nasturtiums too! Won’t be blooming here for many months. Your blog is lovely.

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