A few months ago, I developed the urge to plant a vegetable garden in our backyard. I envisioned an idyllic plot of peppers, pumpkins and tomatoes (yes, I know tomatoes are technically a fruit) that Cricket and I would diligently water and weed together. We'd pour through recipes and create delicious baked goods and salads with the bounty we'd harvest with our own hands.
Well, that didn't happen. (Maybe next year?) But we did manage to pick up a tomato plant at Lowe's. It's been growing fast despite the heat wave, thanks to Cricket's new-found obsession with the watering can, which she pronounces "wah-CANE." I now have a watering can obsession because I love to hear her say the word.
Last weekend our first tomato appeared, and I realized it just might be the first tomato I've ever grown. So while the girls napped this afternoon, I snuck out to shoot some photos of the little guy. Even one measly, potted tomato plant can be beautiful in the summer sun. And it smells heavenly, too.
I'm Julia Soplop, writer and photographer. I believe there is something profound in bearing witness to moments of joy and pain in others’ lives. My husband, three girls and I live outside of Chapel Hill, NC. You can read more about me here.