Monday, August 31, 2020

Fresh from the vine....


 

At last, at last!! Enough tomatoes for more than just a taste.  I have had two tomatoes for a snack two nights in a row and consider myself blessed.   I could about eat the entire bowl...I do love tomatoes that much.  When I think of tomatoes, I think of my nephew Glen and me coming in from our adventures and having two or three for a snack in the afternoon.

After vacuuming and finishing a bit of laundry...I went to the sewing room and have finished the backing for the crumb quilt.  I won't be attempting getting the layers together for a few days.  I so wish I could get in the floor on my knees but that is no longer possible.  

It was overcast this morning, then the sun shone most of the day, but now overcast again.  We need rain so I am complaining.  I am hoping to get out for a drive at some point.  I have been seeing sumac ablaze with color but always at times I cannot stop and/or not room to pull off the road.  I have in mind places that it grows along dirt roads.

For now, I will wish you all a good week ahead.  I am tickled that I got to start mine off with a bit of sewing.


20 comments:

Martha said...

So glad you got a great start to the week with delicious tomatoes and some sewing, hope the rest of the week goes just as well! :)

Bonnie said...

Fresh, home grown tomatoes are a great start to any week! They look delicious!
Enjoy your time in the sewing room!

Dee said...

Home grown tomatoes are just the BEST!

Granny Marigold said...

Wow! You have lots of tomatoes now. I'm eating handfuls of cherry tomatoes every day but the bigger ones ( like yours) are really slow in ripening this year.
It was chilly here today and I wore a light sweater most of the day. Feels like Fall.

At Home In New Zealand said...

Outdoor sun-ripened tomatoes have simply the best flavour :)
I also avoid doing things on the floor now - I can get down there but it is so difficult to get up again!!
I hope you get to photograph the sumac - I would like to see that :) xx

Nancy Chan said...

So wonderful to be able to enjoy eating your home grown fresh tomatoes. The mealy bugs always seem to destroy my tomatoes plants. Have a wonderful day.

Hootin' Anni said...

I look forward to your photos of the sumac. The tomatoes?...yum!

eileeninmd said...

Hello,

The tomatoes look delicious! I am glad your week is off to a great start. The sumac is looking pretty in places. Take care, enjoy your day!

Marie Smith said...

Your tomatoes look delicious. Mine have been so tasty we eat tomato sandwiches every day and share them with friends. Recipes with tomatoes are popular in this house these days,

I have been threatening to practice getting down and up from the floor. Our friends in their eighties practise all the time and are like teenagers at it. It depends on the issues with your knees, hips and legs of course.

Cheryl Kimbley said...

I am glad you finally are getting tomatoes. They are just so delicious! I am eating tons of cherry tomatoes like candy!!!!
When I got the first tomato this year, I told Glen I was eating it and enjoying it and thinking of him. He always looked forward to the first one.
Have a good week. Looks like we will get a little rain.

Sandra said...

I tried to grab a couple of these tomatoes because they're so bright red and delicious looking and I love them too I eat them like apples I eat them sliced and most of all I like to make a peanut butter and tomato sandwich on white bread or slice the Tomato in half and smears peanut butter on top and eat it like that. I too wish I could get on the floor on my knees ain't going to happen. Hope you get to find that blazing sumac

DeniseinVA said...

Your tomatoes look very tasty. I haven’t grown any in quite a few years but really must try next growing season. Those sound like lovely memories of time spent with your nephew. Sounds like you have been very productive with your time, me not so much this morning as I overslept and that always puts me out of kilter somehow :) Enjoy your drive and happy September.

Beside a babbling brook... said...

Gorgeous!

Worth their weight in gold!!!

Enjoy!!!!

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Catherine:theMaker said...

There were once lots of things I loved to eat raw - but now I can't - one of them is tomatoes but if I cook/fry them up - I can! But tomatoes home grown are the best...

That's great about your quilting ... love to here that you've found your mojo for a spot of that.

happyone said...

Home grown tomatoes are the best. Our neighbor just dropped some from his garden off for us. Tomorrow we'll have BLT's

Hill Top Post said...

Your tomatoes all look so perfect. The first ripe tomato has always been a day of celebration for us! My mom always blocked her quilts out on the floor. When she got too old to get down, I went to help her. Those are some really happy memories for me!

Ruth Hiebert said...

Those tomatoes look so good, but unfortunately I just can't eat the anymore. They don’t sit well in my stomach.

Jeannie said...

Perfect tomatoes! Good job! A garden tomato tastes nothing like a cardboard one from the grocery.
Jeannie@GetMeToTheCountry

Lowcarb team member said...

You can't beat the taste of home grown tomatoes :)

All the best Jan

Small City Scenes said...

YAY! for tomatoes. I love to eat them sunwarmed right off the vine. We have had such good luck with our tomatoes the last few years but not this year. So feel my pain while I feel your gladness.
MB