Martha’s New Ribbon
Martha has a new ribbon for the cover of her book—a rich brown, like the rich dark earth. M-m-m… Or rich chocolate.
Marketing went for a bolder look for A Place of Her Own and replaced the white ribbon with the brown.
I’m liking it.
Martha probably knew a lot more about rich earth than rich chocolate. I remember when we planted our hazelnut trees in a field on the bottomland of the farm, nursery stock we got from Martha’s Lane County farm to plant on her Douglas County farm (see “The Tree Link” below). I had been gardening in a lot of marginal soils in other places I’d lived. When we dug into the ground to plant those trees, I just knelt and sifted that rich dark earth through my fingers. I had never planted anything in soil so beautiful.
And now I think I’ll go out to the kitchen and get a small piece of chocolate. Just a little nibble.
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