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Image of The Day ~ Tomatoes On The Vine

January 14th, 2011 · 22 Comments

Tomatoes On The Vine
Tomatoes On The Vine

Some green, some red, some ripe, some not
is it really a fruit, I think not
reminders of the garden I keep dreaming
the homestead we are working
little by little, a new plot added here
a larger compost bin made there
every growing season offers new possibilities
springtime is on my mind

What thoughts or images come to you?

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22 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Zada // Jan 14, 2011 at 10:17 am

    Being in northern Minnesota, this heightens the winter “cabin fever”…still too early to start the seeds, even indoors! Perhaps in 6 weeks time! Spring can’t come soon enough!

  • 2 Boudreaux Ryan // Jan 14, 2011 at 10:19 am

    You are so right! Thoughts of spring are keep me warm now, and planning for the first seedlings is coming soon!

  • 3 Jennifer - Savor // Jan 14, 2011 at 10:41 am

    Makes me want spaghetti and marinare

  • 4 Boudreaux Ryan // Jan 14, 2011 at 10:59 am

    Oh now that sounds like a great use of some ripe tomatoes!

  • 5 Gloria // Jan 14, 2011 at 12:28 pm

    I’m thinking about taking in a big whiff of tomato plant scent. The other day one of my cats knocked a potted plant off the window sill, and while I initially admonished her I then thanked her because as I swept up the dirt the smell made me think of gardening. It was a pleasant moment as I too won’t be seeding anything for what seems way too long from now.

  • 6 Boudreaux Ryan // Jan 14, 2011 at 12:41 pm

    Oh me too, just love the special aroma that tomato plants have especially in the full afternoon sun, and when you start picking them off the vine and the fresh earthy smells remind you of where food really comes from, Mother Earth. We are fortunate to have experienced getting our hands dirty, gardening is a wonderful way to connect back to the land.

  • 7 fooddreamer // Jan 14, 2011 at 12:54 pm

    Makes me dream and hope of my garden doing better this year. Nothing beats fresh tomatoes. Hoping to build a raised bed in a sunnier part of the yard for them.

  • 8 Boudreaux Ryan // Jan 14, 2011 at 1:03 pm

    Hi Carolyn,
    Indeed, I hope to add a few more plots next to the two 4’x10’ sections that I added last year, trying to double the size of the garden every year. I am counting the days!

  • 9 Brooke // Jan 14, 2011 at 1:54 pm

    This is stunning! It makes the garden seem MASSIVE. So incredible! Loving your pics of the day!

  • 10 Boudreaux Ryan // Jan 14, 2011 at 2:05 pm

    Hi Brooke,
    Thank you so much for commenting on my post today!

    The tomato garden does look huge from this camera angle.

  • 11 Gera@SweetsFoodsBlog // Jan 14, 2011 at 3:04 pm

    Pure nature there! I’m seeing next tomatoes for a pizza or pasta sauce haha 🙂

    All the best,


  • 12 zerrin // Jan 14, 2011 at 4:59 pm

    Wow! I wonder how these tomatoes smell! Must be so tempting!

  • 13 Drick // Jan 14, 2011 at 6:11 pm

    I can say my pitiful tomatoes never look that strong, or fruitful… I’m sure the raised beds help, so does this house for protection…. looks to be some peppers in the mix too…..

  • 14 Shelby // Jan 14, 2011 at 6:44 pm

    brings back memories of my gardens past….something we haven’t had in a few years. I really miss it!

  • 15 claudia lamascolo/aka pegasuslegend // Jan 14, 2011 at 9:38 pm

    perfect picture!

  • 16 Grace // Jan 14, 2011 at 10:12 pm

    This picture takes me back to every summer as a child. We would head to the farms and pick bushels upon bushels of tomatoes to can for my mother’s famous spaghetti sauce.

  • 17 Megan // Jan 15, 2011 at 11:35 am

    I cant wait for the flavors of Summer!

  • 18 Kate @ // Jan 18, 2011 at 9:55 am

    I personally can’t wait to get started on my vegetable garden! I’m looking forward to my tomatoes, zucchini, peppers – then the grapevine that grows across my entire deck … oh I can’t wait … thanks for reminding me of summer! 🙂

  • 19 Boudreaux Ryan // Jan 18, 2011 at 10:43 am

    Hi Kate,
    So glad to spark the inner gardener in you, it is not too early to start planning the spring garden now.

  • 20 Boudreaux Ryan // Jan 18, 2011 at 11:07 am

    They smell great when in full glory!

  • 21 Winelady Cooks // Jan 18, 2011 at 1:38 pm

    Lovely photo for this time of the year. It’s a nice reminder that spring is on the way . . . hopefully sooner rather than later.


  • 22 Delishhh // Jan 26, 2011 at 12:53 am

    I just wish i had a green house 🙂