Thursday, April 21, 2016

How Amazing is That?

When getting together with friends who have lived on islands a long time (or their whole lives), it is almost inevitable that talk of change is going to be part of the conversation. Usually it is changes from the perspective of loss. Loss of land, loss of simpler pleasures, loss of environmental purity due to greedily done rather than carefully done development. But sometimes the positive changes come to the surface (even if one begets another). 

Sometimes change feels like this. And then the rain doesn't even show up.
Water, electricity and say, vegetables. While we still don't have the staggering choices of the foods halls of the world, we've come a long way from the days of the Wednesday veggie truck; when the sight of cauliflower was nonexistent and green beans were a rare event (though I admit, the sight of green beans almost always has me reaching for my wallet).

I know I've mentioned this before but it's a big deal than one big addition to our veggie selection is D's Garden. Who thought the day would come when we'd see anything close to this in our emails? Go Diane and yay for us!

And that's an update, not a complete list

Life is always about change. Some are to be celebrated. Some are to be fought against. Some can just be ignored. As long as each is done with passion and as good manners as can be mustered up, change itself doesn't have to be a dizzying prospect. Easy for me to write. Not always easy to do. In case you hadn't noticed...

Luckily, some things don't change. Good friendships being one of them.
Maybe I can actually get to Jost Van Dyke this year but in the meantime, it's been
so good to see old friends from the beginning of my island days. 
The following photos are from D's Garden facebook page. I figure it's better to see it from the creator's eyes (in other words, steal the photos first and ask permission and forgiveness later). There are lots more photos on her page but this will give you an idea of what is waiting for you. From selection to presentation, she's got it going on and it will just continue to get better. 

Of course there is always the idea of growing your own. A good thing, playing in the dirt. But if you can't or won't, good changes on our food scene are getting better all of the time. Buen provecho!

Have a toss on the thinking cap Thursday. Do something tenderly.

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