a journal of our edible education

Pepper Update

Over Achiever

Anthropomorphism is inevitable when partnering with nature.  All around are examples of creatures that remind us of ourselves.  We often empathize with the curiosity of a kitten or the excitement of a puppy.   Sometimes we even find human qualities in things not alive, such as a babbling brook or a stoic boulder.  Sympathy for a pepper plant however, is just ridiculous…. until you look at this picture.  Just how much is one small plant expected to produce.  This overworked variety of Russian pepper is called “Healthy” but I’m betting it’s more like “Exhausted”.  Make no mistake though, once these turn red and sweet, pity will give way to want.


One response

  1. What a delightful way to view a pepper plant! I love it!

    June 28, 2012 at 7:02 pm

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