I felt a sense of autumn this morning, just a brief whiff. It is still hot as blazes here, but this morning there it was: an ever-so-brief cool breeze. It visited only for a moment, but long enough to make me a promise: fall is right around the corner.
We have had hot and humid weather for months now. “I’m melting, I’m melting…." Just like the wicked witch. Do you know that I had to switch to water-proof mascara just because of the humidity in this area this summer? Brutal.
And my summer gardening endeavors, as I’ve already lamented, were disappointing.
“If ifs and buts were candy and nuts we’d all have a Merry Christmas” is one I’ve been repeating for years. Now to be clear, I didn't make that up. I heard it along the way some where and loved it. I've said it a million times since.Not everyone gets it to start with, and I’ve surely gotten some funny looks when I say it. But somewhere deep within those wacky words is truth, a message.
"Three." Yes, three. The sad, sad truth. The disappointing answer. Only three! After all the sweat and work.
The question? "How many tomatoes have you gotten out of your garden this year?"
What's your answer? Go ahead. Make me drool. Make me jealous. Tell me about your 'maters. Tell me what varieties you are growing. Tell me how the juice, warm from the sun, drips down your chin. How you never even made it in the house with the first one from the garden. I want to hear every detail of your tomato growing this summer. Tell me your favorite way to eat them and how you'll be canning sauce soon from the abundance. Let me live vicariously through your tomato success. Let me feel what it is like....give me the whole scoop.
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