Conversation with a Peach
This time of year fruit is abundant. Fresh fruit brightens the grocery stores, nearby fields, and our backyards.Their scents fill the air with a faint lusciousness.
My husband recently harvested peaches. One of the joys of eating those peaches is stopping to admire how lovely they are: the color, their shape, the way the attached leaves bend to show-off the beauty of the fruit. Next comes the smell: sweet, warm like sunshine, almost fuzzy like the first touch.
I do talk to them. How can I not when I know the first bit through the skin will make me sigh as juice drips down my chin. It’s one of the best first bites of summer fruit and sets me up for talking to the ripening plums, the plump blueberries, and the still-ripening apples. Now if they’d only wash, cut, and freeze themselves, I’d be even happier.
And… Join me!
(1) The 6th Annual Lakewood Film Art and Book Fest held at Clover Park Technical College the weekend of September 28-30 (book sales from 40 authors are available from 12-6 PM; the 8 films and juried art sales run from 12 to 9:30 PM.) Visit the Atruim in the Sharon McGavick Center (CPTC) located at 4500 Steilacoom Blvd. SW, Lakewood, WA
(2) Puyallup Festival of Books, Saturday, Oct. 6th from 1-4 PM at the Puyallup Public Library, located at 324 S. Meridian, Puyallup. WA 98371 (253-841-5454)