These orchards had been their playground as girls.
Sam slowed even more and studied the orchards carefully.
I ran, played hide-and-seek, caught fireflies, scaled trees, picked apples, and peaches straight off the tree, launched pits from slingshots, and danced in the sprinkles here. Sam thought. Moreover, I learned about plants and science: I understood the seasons, when to plant trees and seeds, how to nurture them and protect them from insects, what to feed the deer in winter, and hummingbirds in summer.
Sam again thought of her grandpa.
If we’re good to Mother Nature, she will be good to us, he always used to tell her. Same goes for people.”
― The Recipe Box