Was it six summers ago
that I planted a twig in the ground
and declared it a grapevine?
This summer promises plentiful grapes...
the vine is established and rooted,
and is breaking out in little pink leaves
with vigor and enthusiasm.
Likewise, the asparagus patch
is sending up huge, tender stalks
left and right.
Had a fist full for supper last night,
fresh from the garden.
The blueberries are younger,
only planted last year.
I look forward to year six
and seven and eight with them.
I need to start thinking of apple trees.