Those tomatoes deserve a few words. After a cold wet spring in which we despaired for our sun-loving summer produce, and worried that we wouldn't see the sun until September, we've had delicious sunshine, warm weather, and just enough drizzle to remind us that we still live in Oregon.
This afternoon I was poking around the garden, pulling carrots and the last of the green onions--who knew my fine young gent and I would love fresh green onions for an afternoon treat??--the pretty red nasturtiums vining through the tomatoes caught my eye. I'd never seen nasturtiums such a vivid red. So I looked more closely. After two months of watching, despairing that the tomatoes would never blossom, worried that the blossoms would never fruit, anxious that the fruits would never ripen....Glorious bright red (and yellow) homegrown tomatoes.
Homegrown tomatoes, homegrown tomatoes
What'd life be without homegrown tomatoes
Only two things that money can't buy,
That's true love & homegrown tomatoes.
(from "Homegrown Tomatoes" by Guy Clark)
If you need me, I'll be in the garden with a shaker of salt.