Sunday, April 27, 2008

From the Archives: Vegetable Love

I used to visit and revisit it a dozen times a day, and stand in deep contemplation over my vegetable progeny with a love that nobody could share or conceive of who had never taken part in the process of creation. It was one of the most bewitching sights in the world to observe a hill of beans thrusting aside the soil, or a rose of early peas just peeping forth sufficiently to trace a line of delicate green.

--Nathaniel Hawthorne


Anonymous said...

One of my fondest memories as a youngster, was to watch for the colorful blooms on my uncles climbing beans in his vegetable patch in New Zealand. Or to break open the scarlet runner bean pods to gaze in awe at the wonderous colors inside~
Ahhh, such sweet bliss...easily amused!

Lara said...

Wonderful quote! Thanks for posting it--I added it to my blog yesterday after reading it here :)