1. rachel awes on May 29, 2012 at 2:28 pm

    your wisdom is certainly
    as are your beautiful
    as is your treasured

    in celebration of your marinating..xoxX

  2. lisleman on May 29, 2012 at 3:44 pm

    “still green on the vine” – interesting idea to apply to life.
    Recently I took note of the expression “marinating ice cubes”. Did you know ice cubes marinate very well in scotch?

  3. Connie Smiley on May 29, 2012 at 5:18 pm

    So true. So beautiful. God bless you, Jennifer.

  4. Nancy on May 29, 2012 at 6:06 pm

    A very interesting analogy…I must ponder this…….You are a dear and precious person where ever you find yourself…..

  5. missing moments on May 29, 2012 at 6:53 pm

    Oh, I love watching them ripen! Can’t wait for the big red juicy first bite.

  6. kelly on May 29, 2012 at 8:52 pm

    yes, so true, and how often do we try to hurry things along instead? my favorite thing about gardening is that it teaches me patience… happy ripening!

  7. S. Etole on May 29, 2012 at 9:18 pm

    Vine-ripened yields the best fruit.

  8. Maggie Mallard on May 29, 2012 at 9:39 pm

    A lesson to remember. I adore you too.
    I need to look at your Etsy shop

  9. JBR on May 29, 2012 at 10:01 pm

    Nature it so wonderfully capture by your talent Jen. Thank you for sharing. Blessings and I can always learn from your reminder.

  10. Alida on May 30, 2012 at 2:46 am

    I love your image and your thoughts…poignant!

    Blessings to you,

  11. Lindsay Drya on May 30, 2012 at 4:13 am

    I know the feeling, sometimes I want things to go fast while everything takes its own time to ripe… Thanks for reminding me of this Jennifer! 🙂

  12. Bren on May 30, 2012 at 6:33 am

    “Letting ripe happen” love that, love the wisdom of it. wonderful photo to go with this gem of wisdom too.

  13. Lisa Moreland on May 30, 2012 at 9:22 am

    You’ve beautifully, artfully, creatively rephrased and illustrated traditional concepts of patience and God’s time – touched me where no words can.

  14. Michele on May 30, 2012 at 3:07 pm

    So wonderfully said. You inspire me as I realized how hungry my own lungs have been for a long time…

  15. Ophelia on May 30, 2012 at 4:06 pm

    Beautiful post…. Absolutely beautiful.

  16. Barbara on May 30, 2012 at 4:31 pm

    Beautiful and true. I know that ripening feeling! I can’t wait to see what springs forth!

  17. Marcie on May 31, 2012 at 2:24 pm

    Such exquisitely beautiful..magical light. And – you just take your time. When you’re ripe and ready..you’ll know.

  18. Kathy on May 31, 2012 at 7:27 pm

    I like that, Letting Ripe Happen… Love your way with words, always. I think you must be a thinker, a sensitive, poetic thinker. Beautiful, you are. (is your breathing still good, Jennifer?). K

  19. kathryn on June 1, 2012 at 12:21 pm

    i think this is my favorite…the photo and words combined make a beautiful post!!! your words really resonate with me as well!!

  20. Lance on June 1, 2012 at 1:25 pm

    Love the image and your words to go with this, Jennifer.

    And it’s reminding me to do this myself…let ripen that which is green on the vine…

  21. Anita on June 1, 2012 at 2:33 pm

    Marinating on the vine–lovely thought. Quiet solitude to focus on growth, deepening, becoming.
    A wonderful process, indeed.
    With love,

  22. Lynn Fisher on June 1, 2012 at 10:04 pm

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE that you’re “letting ripe happen”…I’m inspired by you and patience…waiting for juice! Beautiful photo!
    Sounds like you are thinking of a project?

  23. Stewart M - Australia on June 2, 2012 at 2:57 am

    We had a splendid crop this summer just gone – giving the beds a bit of a rest, but will get some winter crops in soon!

    Nice to see some things to look forward to in the garden!

    Stewart M – in chilly Melbourne

  24. jeanie on June 2, 2012 at 4:06 pm

    Don’t you just love the feeling of knowing “it’s” there, and just waiting till it’s exactly the right time to let it happen? With our cool weather, I feel things will be marinating on the wine a long time in the natural sense. In my head? Maybe longer!

  25. Kim on June 3, 2012 at 7:47 am

    I love this, the idea of being green inside and “letting the ripe happen”! I love your writing.

  26. elk on June 5, 2012 at 10:37 am

    what a magical photo !! we are forever ripening arent we!! xo

  27. Relyn on June 16, 2012 at 1:16 pm

    Nothing says summer like vine ripened tomatoes. Yum.

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