Since last year, friends have taken on urban gardening. Some grow flowers while we have opted to start growing vegetables.
Flowers of these vegetables, such as the okra, add color — an unintended bonus — to the garden. And aubergine (eggplant), too, with its purple color that fits the Lenten season.
It’s April and it’s hot (36 C or 97 F), typical at this time of year in these parts.
A good time to take cover from the heat, slow down and reflect. And perhaps be a little thankful (or a lot), and pray a bit (or a bit more) that this pandemic will finally be over.