Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Homegrown Tomatoes

In my opinion, one of the simplest pleasures of life is picking a juicy red tomato off the vine, still hot from the sun ... wiping the dust off on your sleeve, and eating it right there in the garden.

Southern Humorist Lewis Grizzard said it best when he said, "It's difficult to think anything but pleasant thoughts while eating a homegrown tomato."

And speaking of tomatoes, back in March, I shared a slideshow I created from photos I took of my daddy, who is 84, teaching our four-year-old granddaughter Avery how to plant tomatoes. Today, I'd like to share a follow up on her tomatoes, and if you missed the first slideshow, you might like to view it before you see the second one:

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Avery is coming for a weekend visit this Friday, and I can't wait for her to pick her tomatoes and eat them!


Tonja said...

Oh, yes, Mam! You are so right on this one! Nothing finer!

Anonymous said...


When I see your Avery it makes me think of the way I dressed my Jacquleen when she was that age...so cute!! Love the way her Mamma dresses her.

What a nice memory for Avery when she grows up...loved the music Janie

Sure hope they taste as good as they look, GREAT job Avery...I think that last gush of water was the trick lol

hae a fun week-end with your gbaby...

Kathy :)

ps my husband's niece just had her first baby, Ella-Marie, did I have fun buying an outfit for her :) !!!!

Beth at Aunties said...

Aww her tomatoes look so yummy. We jsut got ours in the ground Saturday! We need to plant a little later here.
She will be surprised. What a great treat to have her great grand daddy teach her how to plant the tomatoes. Hopefully he will be there so they can reap the harvest of their labors together.
Sweet post.

Barbara said...

Janie, I know just what you mean about tomatoes, I have doing that everyday for about 2 weeks and I think I am turning red!

Great pictures and memories for Avery.


ForeverMe said...

Hi Janie,

Your photos of Avery Grace and her Great-Grandpa are just beautiful. I agree with you, I love the close-up of their hands working together. It's wonderful that Avery Grace has this time with her G-Grandpa! very few children get to have that time. She is learning more than just how to plant tomatoes! I love it that he prayed with her over the tomatoes, asking God to help them to care for them. Avery will long remember these special moments. Beautiful post! Linda

Heather said...

I completely agree! There is not too many things better than eating a homegrown tomatoe right off the vine!