Basil ATB
Art, essay

Drawing: Basil

Greetings from the U.S.! We're back after a four-year stint in Fiji. I was compelled to draw the basil sitting on my kitchen counter today. I'd already removed the big leaves for recent dinners, and just a few buds are left. I wanted to capture the plant in this moment, as it pushes new shoots… Continue reading Drawing: Basil

Fiji rain garden
garden, Video

Postcard: Fiji Rain Garden

https://videopress.com/v/4ZC6WQc9?preloadContent=metadata It rains a lot in Suva. When it rains, sometimes I like to sit on our patio and watch and listen to the raindrops as they fall on the garden. It's a relaxing moment of zen.

papaya sapling Fiji
essay, garden

Life Lessons with: Papaya

I collected and dried out more papaya seeds for our gardener to plant several months ago, and the saplings are coming up. It's a wonder to see: a visual reminder of natural growth. This morning, I noticed one sapling in particular. Our gardener had moved it to a new location on my request. He told… Continue reading Life Lessons with: Papaya

Food, garden

Papaya Harvest

Our gardener planted papaya seeds that have grown into a tall and healthy tree in less than a year. The tree has begun to yield lots of fruit. So much fruit, in fact, that I can practically walk out every day and pick a papaya off the tree to eat. I look out daily for… Continue reading Papaya Harvest