Sunday, July 19, 2009

not yet, but soon


It's difficult to think anything but pleasant thoughts
while eating a homegrown tomato.
~

61 comments:

  1. I didn't plant a vegetable garden at the manor this year. Can you believe these beauties are in a pot on my patio? Can't wait to taste them!

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  2. You say tomayto and I say ... Ketchup!

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  3. I love ketchup, too, Bill. I could smother almost anything in it. I'm so American.

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  4. They look great! It's been way too long since I've tasted a big, ripe, juicy homegrown tomato fresh off the vine. I'll be planting some at our new house for sure.

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  5. Mom got one of those "upside down tomato plant" thingys. We've( meaning "I" ), have yet to put it to-gether. Yours would go great in a salad or a nice slice on one of those pork burgers....

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  6. yum. ours are just starting to turn...nothing like a tomato sandwich. it just screams summer...glad it is lunch time...

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  7. Photographers don't have time for gardens, or pots of veggies, or even pots of flowers. Sad isn't it?

    We hardly have time to get to the grocery store. Luckily, we have a produce stand that sells fresh produce from the locals - and it is on my main route.

    I love 'maters! And this post calls for a 'mater sammich for lunch today.

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  8. I just came in from visiting my tomato plants. (One cherry tomato showing 1st signs of redness!! [The 'Big Boy's are getting quite hefty.]) [smile]

    Haven't let you know (recently) how much I appreciate (and TOTALLY enjoy) You. I do love You, don't Ya know?! [grin]

    Thank You, dear Willow, for your faithfully and consistently Being all that is the wonder of You ... I love You.

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  9. oh, so true, so true - yum!

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  10. Patty, I thought I was the only person in the whole wide world who said "sammich"!! We blog to know we're not alone.

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  11. John-Michael, thank you for that glorious dose of love you left for me today. It made me smile, dear friend.

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  12. Great shot, Willow! They look really healthy!

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  13. SO true-love the quote, which is especially apt at the beginning of the season. I didn't plant a garden this year either. I just have various plants and trees that I'm taking care of, which is enough for now. <3

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  14. Lucky, lucky you for being able to grow tomatoes in a pot...tried last year, and failed miserably. Luscious photo. Thanks for the (virtual)taste of summer!

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  15. hi willow, a fresh picked tomato, some fresh bread, cold butter and cheddar cheese. a bottle of wine. followed by little tasty cakes. heaven! have a lovely day. steven

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  16. Yours are almost ready, mine are almost done.

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  17. Your plants a way ahead of mine! I also use containers on the deck. We are having such a cool summer this year, every thing is slow!

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  18. I have to wait till I buy some super luscious ripe grape tomatoes, finally here..out of the box, popping them like candy..
    Love the photo..thanks!

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  19. Looks like we're all in the same boat....watching our tomatoes ripen! Yours are a little ahead of mine, but it won't be long!

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  20. They look delicious! I got some tomatoes, peaches and plums at a farmer's market that appears miraculously every Friday close to my building on the Duke campus, summers--the peaches are mouth-watering, and the tomatoes found their way into a BLT that was to die for. I'm saving one for a sandwich tomorrow. Your photo's grand here, Willow!

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  21. I picked our first red tomatoes today, hooray!

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  22. They look good and it's so pleasurable to pluck your own tomatoes, they're somehow sweeter than bought.

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  23. yeah! some of our cherry t's are turning...but Toby has eaten all my strawberries..next year they go behind a fence!.........love the Wyeth Sky, too...brilliant!

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  24. Oh yes, thankfully the real vine-ripened tomatoes are ready for picking......and eating, SO fabulous compared to those awful hothouse hard balls.

    Off now to layer them with fresh mozzarella, sniped basil from the garden, EVOO, freshly ground black pepper and French fleur de sel de Camargue!!

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  25. lovely tomatoes. I never got any planted this year.

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  26. Ours are/were in large pots, too. On the driveway, as we have a yard full of trees. However, it's very hot here now, and we are sadly just about done. That picture though...makes my mouth water. Where you live, do you ever fry the green ones? In cornmeal. I'm sure you do. :-)

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  27. Rachel came to visit this afternoon. We had yummy tomato and bacon sammiches...nothing better!

    Willow, I used to faithfully read Lewis Grizzard's column in my local paper. I loved him when he was funny, when he was ornery, when he was thoughtful and when he was right on the money. And I mourned when he died.

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  28. First your poem on Wyeth Sky and now these promising tomatoes! Visiting the Manor is all pleasure lately!

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  29. We have such a short growing season .. . but, I've learned to compensate with those little yellow plum tomatoes: also in pots!
    Big Yum ... .

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  30. It’s so nice site. We love to see more on this site. Keep on updating… MonkAreRee Bali ***

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  31. I'm jealous. Tomatoes from the store have no flavor.

    I planted mine in pots this year, but with the heat I will have to wait for fruit until the late fall. Blossoms won't set above 90 degrees.

    Enjoy those beauties.

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  32. Willow, you may have the makings of a Kitchen Sink Sammich! That is an actual recipe in The White Trash Cookbook!

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  33. Hmm, were you ignoring my little poetical effort in the post below today's flowers on purpose or by accident....

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  34. Ah the pleasure of taking them from the vine, washing them under cold water, and eating them just like that...good to the last bite! My vegetable garden is full of promise, but no ripe ones yet...sigh..I can't wait...

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  35. Hi Willow

    there is something about tomatoes and strawberries that transports people... I wonder is it their redness or their smell, or the taste , and all the memories that are attached, or all three...


    I love the smell of the newly picked stem from the picked vine...

    Happy days
    Happy days

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  36. I'm inspired again by visiting. I've been promising Daisy we would grow some tomatoes in pots. I love tomatoes on anything really. xx

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  37. We've taken our potatoes and broad beans in. Just the tomatoes to go now (although they won't match yours either for size or substance!)

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  38. Ours are already in full swing and I can confirm the quote. Must be all the sweetness.

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  39. The tomato represents the wealth and poverty of our time.

    We grow much food, and there is such abundance. In the store I can always find a tomato.

    Yet the tomato I find in the store is but a shadow of the vine ripened tomato I so rarely experience. Wealth and poverty!

    Love your site.

    Mike

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  40. Do you take these photographs yourself Willow? They are excellent.

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  41. My four tomato plants are loaded. Some are just beginning to turn. You seem to be ahead of me. I wonder if it has anything to do with being pot grown?

    Your visit will count and help me Make History.
    Pick a Peck of Pixels

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  42. I didn't plant one either, but also planted some cherry tomatoes in pots and now they are almost taller than me. My youngest granddaughter loves tomatoes and they game to visit me today and she was able to take home a bag full of little cherry tomatoes. She was so happy. I hope you enjoy yours as much as she does.

    Thank you so much for the get well wishes. I can type with one hand and am thankful to be able to do it halfway decently. But it is slow going.

    God bless.

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  43. Love tomato(e)s, love your blogs.
    May I have your permission to render "not yet, but soon" as a painting ? Keep 'em comin', please! Thanks, Ron

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  44. Lewis Grizzard knew his veggies, didn't he? Pappy

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  45. Ron, when I posted this photo yesterday, I thought what a nice painting it would make. Yes, please use it; but there's one condition. I want to see the finished project!

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  46. Totally agree, although I have never grown anything in my life. Not even a beard. But tomatoes (grown by other people) are yummy. And those look mightily fine, dare I say. Many thanks.

    Greetings from London.

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  47. How can anyone not love a tomato?!

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  48. I love then too Willow and was as anxious as you for the first ripe one! Now however, noting that there is a box of them waiting to be canned today,I'm not so anxious!
    ~ puppy hugs ~

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  49. Pretty! Soon you can enjoy them. Remember how pretty ours were in late May - early June... well they have burned up now! Pity...

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  50. Anticipation ...

    I've got 12 Jet Star plants luring me out to the garden daily, checking, checking ...

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  51. Yours are so much further along than mine...we're having such a chilly summer here, I have only a few greenies, and lots of flowers so far.

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  52. YUMMMMM........ having been away at a blogfest which ironically had no wireless connectivity .. I have a lot to catch up on ..

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  53. Oh man! What a pic. Makes my mouth water.

    Gazpacho? Salsa? Sliced up with mozzarella and basil? BLT's? Etc. etc.

    YUM YUM YUM YUM!

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  54. Thanks, Willow. Don't hold your breath but you should eventually receive a digitized photo of the finished painting of your lucious tomatos(can be stored without spoilage)! Maybe I'll send you another surprize tomato "thing" too. "Ahem" as Carol G. says....

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  55. Ron, I'll be looking forward to it with much anticipation!

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  56. Oh, look at all the comments your tomatoes have garnered! We all love tomatoes.

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― O. Henry (and me)