The Procession

It is just getting started. The volume will increase.
For now, they fit in a bowl. Soon they will be on a rampage. Then they will fill pails and buckets and eventually boxes and bags and anything else Larry can find for hauling them into the house. The sink and every large pot I own will overflow. Before it is all done, the freezer will be filled to the very top with stewed tomatoes, tomato sauce, spaghetti sauce, chili starter and various soup bases.
For right now though I am going to enjoy this nice civilized scene. I think I will have a tomato sandwich for breakfast.

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20 Responses to The Procession

  1. Ellyn says:

    Lovely. The porch looks pretty inviting too.

    I wonder what the nieghbors thought of you standing out there taking 50 pictures of a bowl of tomatoes.

  2. Ashmystir says:

    Let’s here for BLTs! I’ll be there soon.


  3. Tonjia says:

    mmmmm I am thinking homemade salsa!!!

  4. Ness says:

    What a gorgeous site!

    We have one tomato that the squirrel hasn’t destroyed yet about the size of a quarter. I am dreaming about a homemade hamburger with a nice thick slice of tomato with salt and pepper on it. Or just sliced tomatoes to eat with a piece of steak. Your picture is making me drool. If I was closer, I would be at your front door begging for tomatoes. When it comes to home grown tomatoes, I have no shame. lol

  5. Sara says:

    My first thought was: They are WAY too pretty to eat.

    My second thought was: I wonder if she would send me that big one in the middle so I could cut it up and put some sugar on it.

    Tomatoes with sugar are better than candy.

    Umm… and did you polish them or are you just that good at growing things?


  6. Whitney says:

    those are some good looking tomatos! If you have too many feel free to send some down to florida : )

  7. illusivejoy says:

    There's nothing better than a garden fresh tomato sandwich. Toast the bread, add mayo, S&P, slices of tomato and wa la. The perfect summer sandwich.

  8. dlyn says:

    Ellyn – the neighbors are even weirder than I am – as you well know, being related to them yourself!

    Ashmystir – there will be BLTs without a doubt!

    tonjia – salsa too! ;)

    Ness, if you lived closer, you would not have to beg – in a few weeks, I will be giving them away by the grocery bag.

    Sara – my grandfather always ate his tomatoes with sugar. I like a lot of salt myself. And all I did was wash them – Larry grew them!

    Whitney – I don’t deliver to Florida but if you happen to be in Upstate NY, let me know :)

  9. dlyn says:

    I agree illusive – they are a huge favorite of mine – though just eating a tomato like an apple is my first inclination!

  10. Mental P Mama says:

    They really are beautiful!

  11. Laura ~Peach~ says:

    your maters are prettier than mine but I eat some each day cause I just love them :)
    Love the picture!
    HUgs Laura

  12. Flea says:

    Ew! :)

    Our tomatoes have about played themselves out. I’ve given away bags and bags and the 104 degree heat for two weeks fried the plants. I haven’t checked out the blight thing, though. Whatever that was destroyed our bean plants.

  13. Trisha says:

    Tomato sandwiches rule! They are just about my favorite summer food ever! I am jealous – my tomatoes are done for the summer. I am thinking of trying for a fall planting though.

  14. Kellan says:

    What a cute post! And … they are BEAUTIFUL! There is nothing my sister, mother and I love more than a good tomato sandwich – nothing!

    Enjoy – Kellan

  15. Weezee says:

    oh those look so good! I am so bummed we have blight here in rainy Massachusetts. I will have to get my tomatoes at the veggie stand this year.
    (Big sigh)

  16. Sarah Clapp says:

    My mouth is watering! Can you send some my way! Yummy!!

  17. olivia says:

    Oh, those look so good — as the others have mentioned: too pretty to eat … ;-)

    Love the second photo — the dof — the softness of the rails in the background …

  18. Ruth Hull Chatlien says:

    Now, I’m suddenly remembering the smell of tomato vines. That photo is so evocative.

  19. Country Girl says:

    They are gorgeous and oh, my gosh you are so right!!!

  20. Anonymous says:

    Wow, as I sit here and type this, our tomatoes are taking up every bit of free space we have in this house! We can them, eat them, make soup out of them, but once you turn your back, more have taken their place! I’m beginning to fear that the tomatoes are mounting up an attack on the zucchini for the last traces of free space. It’s not going to be pretty!


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