we have a pomegranate tree in our backyard and this year it has a bumper crop of big beautiful pomegranates. they are such impressive fruit. labor intensive, but amazing. meg calls them “little jewels of goodness.” last weekend we picked a big basketful and i set up a cleaning station on our front stoop. i listened to music and picked out the little seeds as the sun goes went down over the railroad tracks. i have to admit, i was pretty much in love with this desert in that moment. it’s hard to beat a pomegranate tree in your backyard.