Reciprocity

     I have a mutual arrangement with my itty-bitty courtyard garden- I choose certain species of fruits and vegetables, give them a good home, nurture them to maturity, enjoy their product, and, if they’ve behaved like good children, remember a part of them to share with the next generation (I save their seeds).
     They satisfy my needs.
     I theirs. 
     And the world turns. 
     The question is…

who’s really domesticating whom?

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Bleeding Heart Vine
Clerodendrum thomsoniae

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My common Brussels Sprout
Brassica oleracea
beginning to grow it’s prehistoric looking stalk.

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Our Meyer Lemons
are the size of baseballs-
and still not ready to pick!

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Satsuma
just turning orange in the warm New Orleans sunlight.

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Sharing a peek at the emerging turnips with a fuzzy little black caterpillar nibbling on the greens.




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