Waiting, anticipating, looking forward

I'm waiting.

I'm anticipating.

I'm looking forward.

There are green tomatoes in the vegetable garden.  I'm waiting for them to turn red. I'm anticipating the first big ripe tomato. I'm looking forward to eating it.

The golden raspberries are almost gone, but the red raspberries are like green jewels ready to ripen in the sun.
I am waiting for the morning when I can pick the first ripe red raspberry. I am anticipating how good it will taste. I'm looking forward to picking bowls of raspberries to share to eat.

The sweet corn is tasseling and the silks are showing.

I'm waiting for those first ears of corn to fill out. I'm anticipating how sweet that corn will be when I pick it.  I'm looking forward to eating it.

I'm waiting for a special old gardening book to arrive in the mail. I am anticipating what will be between its covers. I'm looking forward to telling readers about it.

I'm good at waiting, good at anticipating and good at looking forward. Why? Because I'm a gardener.


  1. This post has me HUNGRY. Isn't the garden the original and still the best fast food restaurant?

  2. I have harvested some grape tomatoes, but I await the larger green tomatoes.

  3. Waiting is the hardest part....

  4. Patience is the virtue all gardeners share. Looks like a bountiful harvest is in your future, Carol.

  5. Carol: Your interest and enthusiasm on gardening are a blessing to your readers. Keep up the good work.
    Shirley Flanagan
    the Nature Place

  6. Experienced gardeners have learned to be patient because things don't happen any faster whether you're patient or not. But new gardeners are impatient. The garden itself trains them.

  7. Your corn is ahead of mine Carol. Can you believe it? I have tomatoes at about the same stage. That long, cold spring made things slow here, but I'm okay with that.~~Dee

  8. And the best part--for gardeners, anyway--is that once the waiting's over there is always something else to look forward to!

  9. Well yes, that's what gardeners do best, wait. Just think of the bulbs we plant in the fall, knowing we have to wait till spring to see them. My veggie garden is small but prolific this year, but still waiting for the ceremonial eating of the first tomato. Mmmmm.

  10. those are some good looking tomato plants!

  11. So true, Carol, waiting...
    My son was just asking me yesterday as he was admiring his tomatoes - when are these going to turn red!


Post a Comment

Comments are to a blog what flowers are to a garden. Sow your thoughts here and may all your comments multiply as blooms in your garden.

Though there is never enough time to respond to each comment individually these days, please know that I do read and love each one and will try to reciprocate on your blog.

By the way, if you are leaving a comment just so you can include a link to your business site, the garden fairies will find it and compost it!