Like being God – sort of

Corn
My backyard corn plant - in the shadows I know, I know.

I’m not trying to commit blasphemy here, but this amazing thing growing in my small backyard garden has had me saying, lately, in good-humor and with a little bit of awe and a heck of a lot of excitement: “I’m like God!”

In case you’re not sure what this picture is of, it is my corn plant (surrounded by other less impressive plants like zinnias and basil and pole beans). And the second picture, up close, is – yes, you guessed it – the beginnings of an ear of corn.

Everyday this plant grows a little taller and the ear grows fatter and it is just amazing to watch. Eat local? You betcha. With thanks given to monsoon rains and Arizona sun and my home-grown compost and some organic corn seed and blessings from above.

The ear of corn, up close and personal.
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