It’s as if the orange kou blossom fell from the tree and joined the mini pineapple growing below to say, “Pick me!”
I planted the cut top of a supermarket pineapple in a pot of soil quite a few months ago, ignoring it for the most part, but watering it with other bromeliads in my routine of giving the whole garden a drink.
This morning the fruit begged to be harvested. It was just as much work to prepare for eating as a larger pineapple, but I treated it like gold. Very tasty and refreshing, nutritious, ripened by the sun, and free!
Mahalo e ke Akua no kēia mea ʻai.