Like many before me, I am taking inspiration from the garden these days. The bursts of color, the blossoms turning into food, it's all such a happy summertime metaphor about life's bounty. But it needs tending, of course. The watering, the weeding, and the harvesting is dividing among our family, making it a communal experience. Best yet, we are eating healthful food-- zucchini practically every day, cucumber salads, tomato soups, and the like make this season's experiment in eating local food even more successful and delicious.