It’s Monday morning, and Ellen and I are assembling our neighbor’s garden share. The dwindling strawberries are small and sweet. I fill a quart and Ellen fills her tummy.
Together, we meander into the side garden and I snap off just a few remaining garlic scapes and collect a handful of chamomile flowers for tea. Ellen picks the first of the kale. Kale! My favorite! We have cilantro in abundance, radishes, and three varieties of choi.
And then we go out with a vase and clippers, to collect flowers. Gathering the garden share is one of my favorite weekly rituals.