Why sometimes, you just have to stop because something is beautiful. That was the case with these little treasures. Called "Sparkler" Radishes, they have such great colors, don't they? I was picking for the CSA one morning and as I lined them all up, they just were glorious.
I really love things that are bundled, tidy, neat, and arranged. My life isn't always like that, seldom even comes close, but I can still enjoy it. I can enjoy it through the pages of a Martha Stewart magazine, or through the aisles of the Container Store, or even in a minute way in my closet as my clothes are hung by color.
I can even get that fix in the radish patch, where for a tiny little moment, all can be trim and tidy. I love that feeling! We get it in so many ways, be it a clean counter top, a satisfying meal made well or an accomplishment checked off our list. They are small in grand scheme of things, but feel wonderful to us.
So before I took in the radishes, I snapped a photo of that pile. The soft morning light cascaded over them and the bright red barn made a cheery backdrop. What you might see is a simple pile of radishes. But through my eyes, they are "radishingly" beautiful bundles of plucked perfection!