still green on the vine….

Inside of me is marinating
so much
that is still green on the vine
so I’m giving myself a little pass
to linger longer in the light
until I feel the juice.

There is something so beautiful
about letting ripe happen.


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

    in celebration of your marinating..xoxX

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

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

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

  6. 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. Vine-ripened yields the best fruit.

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

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

  10. I love your image and your thoughts…poignant!

    Blessings to you,

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

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

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

  15. Beautiful post…. Absolutely beautiful.

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

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

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

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

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

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

  27. Nothing says summer like vine ripened tomatoes. Yum.

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