Virgin Pepper

It's tiny and it's beautiful...and I realize I was a little anticipatory by plucking it from its plant so early...I was just so surprised when I looked down and saw it hanging there. I grew it from seed...amazing. It's the first actual vegetable (opposed to an herb) I plucked from the garden this year, except for a few meager leaves of spinach. Another month and I'll have more than I can cook...something to look forward to. I sauteed it with an onion and added it to an omelet...and yes, it was delicious. But I think what intensified it even more was that just a mere month or so ago I pushed a teeny seed into the soil and now it's food (and more food will come). It's difficult for me not to be amazed (and a little humbled) by this.

There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven: a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot.
Ecclesiastes 3:1-2