I had fun last month watching this Amaryllis bloom.
How can something so flamboyant
come from an ugly brown bulb?
A tomato is born!
I’m fascinated with how a fruit or vegetable
comes into being from a flower.
You might call me a “produce midwife”.
Earth’s crammed with heaven,
And every common bush afire with God;
But only he who sees, takes off his shoes –
The rest sit around it and pluck blackberries.
~ Elizabeth Barrett Browning