Weekly Photo Challenge: WAITING, 2

The photo isn’t what’s waiting —

It’s ME that’s waiting, and this is what I’m waiting for, for next summer’s corn season. Corn might as well be my middle name. I eat it just about every day in season, in one form or another. So moving from the Berkshires to the Pioneer Valley for me has meant two extra weeks of fresh corn in this milder, more fertile region. Some corn is better than others, but I never met an ear of corn I didn’t like. Oh, it’s a long long way from the end of September till the end of July — But I can dream, can’t I?

This photo for me is a memory and a promise, a token of the bounty that will surely come again — It reminds me what I’m waiting for.

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14 Responses to Weekly Photo Challenge: WAITING, 2

  1. Meg says:

    Probably the most unusual interpretation of the Advent season that I’ve ever read.

  2. barb19 says:

    That sure is a lot of corn! It’s a long way from now till the end of July . . . happy dreaming!

    • Touch2Touch says:

      And poring over cookbooks for new recipes —
      although ultimately I can’t bear to have ’em any way except just BRIEFLY boiled, with butter and salt, and pile in! I’m getting hungry, Barb —

  3. There are several freezer bags of corn I took off the cob last summer taking up room in my freezer. It will all be gone long before July so I’ll be standing beside you, waiting…

  4. Jo Bryant says:

    love this post – so clever where you went with the theme

    • Touch2Touch says:

      I’m not so good at waiting, so I don’t have a lot of “waiting” photos!
      Had to improvise with what I had — and there was the corn. How much I miss it!
      Is corn a big summer food in Oz as well?
      (OOPS, major oops —- I meant of course in NEW ZEALAND!)

  5. Patti Kuche says:

    Such a happy photo with all that lovely bounty! There is something so delicious about simple corn on the cob, dripping with butter . . .it really is the taste of sunshine. A light for you at the end of winter’s tunnel. All best to you for the wait!

    • Touch2Touch says:

      Thanks very much, Patti!
      (First crop here in the Pioneer Valley will be asparagus, so bountifully cultivated that it’s known as Hadley Grass! I love asparagus almost as much as corn, and it appears here in May—-)

  6. I learned early how to freeze corn so it lasted the whole winter. I hope with all that corn waiting to be shucked you were able to fill your freezer, too.

    • Touch2Touch says:

      Eeek, it never occurred to me. But Pauline freezes her, and next summer I’ll ask her how.
      (That gorgeous pile isn’t mine, nor is that lovely young thing me. It’s our favorite farm stand, and believe it or not, that’s in the afternoon! The morning heap is still bigger!)

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