Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Homegrown Tomatoes ...

It's summertime and the livin' is easy ... Homegrown tomatoes are ripenin' on the vine and everything's right with the world.

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."

Lewis was right, bless his heart -- and I can't wait to start enjoying this summer's tomatoes.


Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

I think you can ditch that Blogging for Dummies Book! Your blog is wonderful!! And yes, I am southern, so we both know what ditch means! LOLOL! I saw your blog over at Picket's and wanted to stop in and meet you! So glad I did... Looks to me, like you have blogging down pat! I have enjoyed my visit. I turned your player on to Elvis' In the Garden, sat back, and read and looked! I laughed at the southerner antics! I'm in NC, so I was familar with them all! LOL! ...and your silver urn/planter was just gorgeous! I love the idea of staining the urns! I would have never thought of that...a great tip, indeed!

So glad I stopped in for a visit. It's been a pleasure! Hope you don't mind me adding you to my favorite's roster, so that I may return and see what's new with you!

Take Care! ~Rhonda ;)

Rue said...

Hi Janie :)

I don't think you need that book anymore. Your blog looks beautiful!

I absolutely love homegrown tomatoes! My grandmother was a Texas native and even though she and my grandpa lived in CA, they have a garden in the backyard with fruit trees and vegetables. It was a magical place to play in as a child. She used to put Miracle Whip on everything LOL

Thank you for the sweet words about the farmhouse :)


Picket said...

Hey Girl!!! Ohhhh There is nothing like fresh tomatoes off the vine!!! Ohhh my word...Those little cherry tomatoes (tommy toes as we always called them) Girl when they would start getting ripe..I'd run out every day and get all the ripe ones I could...heck they didn't even have to be ripe just look like they were! lol I'd run back in the house and grab the salt shaker and a knife and slice them in half and carefully salt each little half then put one in my mouth and OH MY WORD..you'd think I was eating chocolate! lol lol Ohhhh and my all time favorite is tomatoe sandwiches with mayo and salt and pepper...ohhhhh beam me up Jesus..it just don't get no better!!!! We live just across the highway from a Farmer's Market and they know me well in the summertime! Ohhhh girl...you have made my mouth water...tgreat post and thanks for coming by to visit me sweetie....hope you have a beautiful afternoon!