Monday, August 5, 2013

In search of tomatoes, sun-drenched and greeting committee

- After a brisk early morning walk with friend Janice, I stopped by Doug's garden to see if there were any tomatoes.  There was no one in sight, so I stood for a moment and took in the sun-drenched welcoming area.  If you click to enlarge, you can see the hand lettered list of vegetable offerings.  My favorite thing about the picnic area is the seat from a car thrown in, for a little extra added comfort, I guess.  :)

- The sun works its magic over the lily pond.  Doug, a rather taciturn man, stepped out of his house with a cup of coffee and started calling for his helpers.  I asked if I was too early and he shook his head no and went back inside, as a smiling young lady rounded the corner.  I remembered her from last time.  She and her dog Bobby lead me to the tomatoes.

- Bobby was a puppy last time I stopped by in February.  He came over for a head rub, then took up his post in the driveway.  I chuckled that I had to drive around him when I left with my tomatoes on this sun dappled morning.


Ileana said...

That's a cozy and welcoming picnic area. Beautiful, peaceful pics. Thanks for sharing. Hope you're enjoying those tomatoes!

happygirl said...

I'm so happy it's tomato season. And I love a dog that doesn't chase my car. :)

Chatty Crone said...

I agree with Happy Girl - I love those things too! sandie

TALON said...

Jealous of those tomatoes, Lynn. Bet they are beauties! Laughing at Buddy and his position on the driveway! Gotta love dogs. :)

Granny Annie said...

Our neighbors plant their garden on our property so they not only furnish my tomatoes they deliver. Beautiful red and purple tomatoes and delicious cantaloupe, cucumbers, squash and zucchini. Am I bragging? Oops.

Lynn said...

Ily -

I am - I just had a tomato sandwich. So good!

happygirl -

We don't dog chasing around Atlanta much, with leash laws. Bobby apparently knows not to wander.

Sandie -

Tomato season is my favorite, too. They aren't as prolific this year - I guess because of all the rain.

Talon -

I know - I made sure I gave him plenty of room as I drove around him. :)

Granny Annie -

They deliver, too? Those are great neighbors. And it sounds like a wealth of abundance! Brag away, my friend. :)

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Lynn - how lovely that you can get fresh tomatoes ... all for the rub of dog's head!!

Enjoy - lucky girl .. and I bet that tomato sandwich was delicious ..

Cheers Hilary

OldLady Of The Hills said...

YUM! Fresh Home grown tomatoes---Nothing like them. That looks like a lovely peaceful place to settle down in, for a spell, and enjoy that dappled sun and the quiet...!

Riot Kitty said...

OK, now I want tomatoes. No small feat as I'm having a pb sandwich for lunch.

Sweet puppy!

sage said...

good southern tomatoes sound good right now... they're just beginning to really come in up here.

Lee said...

What a lovely garden. That dog knows when he's on to a good thing! ;)

Elephant's Child said...

Home grown tomatoes are a WONDERFUL fruit - and leave the store bought variety in the dirt (where they belong).
What a wonderful garden - and the pooch only adds to it.

Lynn said...

Hilary -

Doug's garden is just off a suburban street, lined with nice homes. I always miss it the first time and have to go back - the key thing is the sign out front saying they irrigate with water from their well. The sandwich was good.

Naomi -

A lovely, peaceful place. I should stop by more often. The young lady tried to get me to buy figs, but I couldn't think what to do with them.

Riot Kitty -

He is sweet. And there's something to be said for a good pb sand!

Lynn said...

Sage -

The tomatoes this year aren't quite as good as past years. Too much rain, but the ones I got Saturday are pretty good - especially the one Roma tomato. Should have bought more of those...

Lee -

He has a great home there, yes.

Elephant's Child -

Good to see you! Yes - store bought tomatoes are not good. I do buy Roma tomatoes from the grocery store sometimes - they are better than nothing. :)

Mama Zen said...

The sun makes the place look magical!

Lynn said...

Mama Zen -

I think so, too. :)

G. B. Miller said...

That looks so peaceful and relaxing that I'm simply jealous. :D

Lynn said...

G -

Truly peaceful and relaxing. I'll bet there are places like that around your home.

Snaggle Tooth said...

I have 3 ripe deck tomatoes this week! Yay! $2.49 per lb here now. Cool picnic area. n dog too- not worried about you a bit!

Lynn said...

Snaggle -

No, he wasn't. :) Good job on the tomatoes! I thought about trying to put some plants out and covering them with chicken wire to keep out the squirrels and chipmunks, but that seemed like so much effort. :)