3.10.14

Wabi-Sabi: Autumn in DC


You know it's fall when the dazzling display of pumpkins pops up overnight and overflows onto the sidewalk in front of Whole Foods on P Street. Pumpkins used to be orange or maybe white, but now they are also green, gray, and an exquisite shade of peach. Even though they were delivered to the market by truck in large cardboard boxes, the stem remained on many of them, giving us city dwellers a hint of the farm, the vine, the dirt in which they grew. Those vines will be withering soon, and the growers will collect the seeds from these heirloom varieties to begin the cycle again next year.

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