missing the heat
Tags: Beauty, Capturing Beauty's Rainbow Challenge, changing temperatures, eggplant growing in circles, heat-loving eggplant, Ichiban eggplant, Japanese eggplant, the change of seasons, weather patterns of autumn
We’re calling this Indigo; okay? It looks close enough to pigment indigo for me — and I’m kind of glad this is the last time I’ll have to decide whether something is indigo or violet. It’s much harder than I thought.
The newest Ichiban eggplants are growing in circles. As though they are shivering with the abrupt change in temperature and would like to wrap their arms around their bodies for a little heat. At least, I’m assuming the seasonal changes have something to do with this odd-looking phenomenon. They’ve been growing in pendulous, elongated teardrops the whole summer, hanging straight down. Hard to believe they would suddenly lift up their plump little ends and curl them back up to their stems if they didn’t have a lot of motivation. And I read that eggplants prefer the hot, sunny weather and do not appreciate the cool.
Poor things. I wonder if they’ll still taste good. Only one way to find out, really….