Virginia Beach, VA - Every Spring my brother Bill watches as groups of newly-hatched ducklings swim with their parents through the Lafayette River and its tributaries, from his house on the shore in Norfolk, Virginia. This year he was sad to find one of the little ducks dead in his yard. Rather than leave the poor creature’s body exposed to the elements or shoreline scavengers, he buried the bird in the area that would turn out to be his vegetable garden. This year his tomatoes grew exceptionally fast and on July 4th he told me he’d found the most unusual tomato he’s seen. Photos show the tomato shaped like a duck that grew in his garden. Was his act of kindness recognized and honored by earth spirits?