My yellow squash has been attacked by the dreaded squash vine borer. But not before I was able to harvest several pounds of mature fruit.
The sprawling plants are now only large flowers at the ends of withering stems. That’s probably the end of this year’s crop.
After early morning garden chores, feeding and watering six cantankerous chickens for a vacationing friend and retrieving mail and the newspaper for another, I go for a walk.
On the park trail I have an idea. People eat squash blossoms! I knew they could be fried, but there must be other options. I find a recipe for squash blossom quesadillas at http:homesicktexan.blogspot.com. And I can use the last of my cilantro before it goes to seed.
All truly great thoughts are conceived by walking. Friedrich Nietzsche
Me thinks that the moment my legs begin to move, my thoughts begin to flow. ~Henry David Thoreau
Solvitur ambulando, St. Jerome was fond of saying. To solve a problem, walk around. ~Gregory McNamee
Thoughts come clearly while one walks. ~Thomas Mann
Walking is also an ambulation of mind. ~Gretel Ehrlich
Above all, do not lose your desire to walk. Every day I walk myself into a state of well-being and walk away from every illness. I have walked myself into my best thoughts, and I know of no thought so burdensome that one cannot walk away from it. ~Soren Kierkegaard