Weekly Photo Challenge: (Shipping and Garden) Containers (of Local Favorites) 3

A ship is safe in harbor, but that’s not what ships are for. — William G. T. Shedd


We gardeners are healthy, joyous, natural creatures. We are practical, patient, optimistic. We declare our optimism every year, every season, with every act of planting. — Carol Deppe

I’m grateful to have the company of my dogs as I work in my garden.


Food, in the end, in our own tradition, is something holy. It’s not about nutrients and calories. It’s about sharing. It’s about honesty. It’s about identity. — Louise Fresco

The containers on the right hold crack seed. Cracked seed is a variety of dehydrated and preserved fruits originally brought to Hawaii from China and later customized for local taste buds. The favors range from sweet to salty to sour. Li hing mui, one local favorite, is a salty dried plum that has also been turned into a power used in other foods including shave ice.

Can’t wait to see what others are posting for this week’s challenge:

From “Don’t judge a book by its cover” to “Don’t look at the jug, but at what it contains” (an old Rabbinic saying), we’re constantly taught that the contents of things are more important than the vessels, wrappers, and boxes that hold them in place. This week, let’s give outer shells their due and focus our lenses on things that contain other things. — Ben Huberman