They are all carrots.
Planted at the same time.
From the same seed packets.
Sown the same way.
Sharing the same dirt.
For the same season of growing.
Some are larger than others.
Some have twists and turns.
Some have extra pieces.
Some are quite small.
Yet they are all carrots.
Inside and out.
And I believe the differences make them awesome and interesting.
It is strange how I am drawn to the unusual ones: The one that requires a second glance. The one that immediately looks "just like..." The one that is just different enough to stand out.
The 'perfect' carrots also catch my eye as I think, man those are too good to eat (almost!).
But for the most part, they are neither perfect or unusual.
Just. Ordinary. Carrots.
I love that my hubby had a garden. Gardening has been such a gift in so many ways-- the lessons in science and life for the kids. Access to better, healthier food....
But for today, it is a gentle reminder for me in life.