It has happened several times already. Kay broke off a leaf of an herb from our garden (chives, cilantro, basil, or thyme), encouraged our guests to smell it and then they chatter among themselves (in languages we may never understand) and move to the next herb. This gardening season has been a special time of joy as we share with the Burmese from our early veggies (lettuce, spinach and rhubarb) and let them enjoy our early flowers with us.
Mr. Thak Bal has developed a model garden. Every time I have some Burmese with me I stop by his house to show them the garden. He has re-taught me how to properly cultivate tomatoes. He has about 15 tomato plants that are flourishing along with okra, pear trees, corn, strawberry plants and squash. Below is a picture of his family.
BiBi, Peng Len, Nu Nu, Christina, Frosintina, Deborah and Joshua (left to right, rear to front).