my current fave tomato, mit kitty
1920s slang: tomato = woman
I was honest at the time.
When I recently claimed my entire harvest was 1 tomato, it was.
our purple Cherokee tomatoes:
hard to get their unusual colors to show nicely
But, since it's been pretty hot in subsequent days,
our tomatoes have been ripening.
And, I've been picking them a tiny bit early,
to beat the squirrels.
tomatoes staring longingly outside
yearning for the heat
Frankly the plants were still getting watered
only because 'cause the damp, cool soil under the large tomato plants
is the ideal place for a hot chicken
to rest and pant in the heat of the day.
And droopy plants make me sad.
Anyhow, should probably pop out now and gather a few more.
Before the squirrels do.