And then there was a walk to the community garden where the little ones showed us what's growing in their plot
All the wonderful things to touch and smell and pull and sometimes taste (quick! What did he just put in his mouth, Granddad?!)
If you live in a small flat in a city, this is a clever way to give your kids a backyard, and also let them see where food comes from -- these two have already feasted on radishes and there was a strawberry reddening on a newly bedded plant (Yes, they resisted the temptation, and I hope any passing raccoons will be as respectful).
I've been trying to reorient myself to life without a garden. As I've mentioned before, we've been fortunate in having lived in a house with a yard since we returned from our honeymoon, 43 years ago this August. I imagine I'll miss cutting flowers to bring indoors, but perhaps I won't miss my trowel too much and the achey back . . Seriously, though, among the tactics I'm developing is something I'm thinking of as "gardening with my camera." For example: