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In a parking lot on a card table before a rusty pickup truck.

Nestled beside zucchini logs and onion bundles.

Spilling from a flimsy wooden box.

Pocket-size paper lanterns?

Husks grass to blush.

Petite globe fruit packages.

Green apple, roasted pineapple flesh.

New ritual for the summer pre-meal ceremonies.

Shucking corn, snapping beans, unwrapping ground cherries.

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  1. August 14, 2012

    Lovely poem, lovely pictures.

    • Amy #
      August 15, 2012

      Thank you, Jennifer!

  2. margaret #
    August 15, 2012

    Timeless.

  3. August 15, 2012

    Beautiful. Love the colours in the photos – I’ve not seen these green before.
    Also, shucking is a cool word :-)

    • Amy #
      August 15, 2012

      I don’t think you are supposed to eat them when they are green, but I thought they were so pretty that way, too. I enjoy food prep. verbs :)

  4. August 15, 2012

    In south african we call your ground cherries ‘cape gooseberries’. I love them! Like your post about them! Thanks!

    • Amy #
      August 15, 2012

      I like thinking of those little berries wearing their capes! Thanks, William :) Glad you liked the post.

    • August 15, 2012

      …or appelliefies (in afrikaans). Such a cute name.

      • Amy #
        August 15, 2012

        darling name!

      • August 16, 2012

        APPELLIEFIES!!! I totally agree on the cuteness of that!

  5. Susan #
    August 15, 2012

    Haven’t thought about ground cherries for about 30 years–thanks for bringing back memories!

    • Amy #
      August 15, 2012

      thanks for visiting my blog! You will have to tell me about your past experiences… I didn’t even know what they were for 30 years :)

  6. August 16, 2012

    Lovely post. What will you do with them?

    • Amy #
      August 16, 2012

      Thank you! I munched a few and then baked them in a pie. I only managed a few pictures, but I’ll post them shortly (the pie is now just a yummy memory).

      • August 16, 2012

        We see it (looks good)- thanks!

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