Here is a close-up of sage leaves in the morning. They’re growing in a sink(why not!) in our yard. To say they least, they are prolific and not subject to too many negative elements. This same day I took a shot of commercial broccoli fields near Hollister because I was stopped dead in a traffic jam. The vehicle exhausts permeate the air along with pesticides in the air and water pumped from who knows what source. We eat organic broccoli from small farms, but still there can be issue with the water used to grow these crops. I went to a lecture once where the professor lamented that our bodies are adapting to pollution. There’s a lot behind this statement. But for now, in this California drought, we are getting a good lesson on the importance of clean water. I look at the water drips on these sage leaves and sigh.