Saturday, October 22, 2011


Sometimes my procrastination pays off. I'm not usually very quick to clean out my gardens in fall. There are usually a lot of photo opportunities that come with the decaying plants. Not wanting to miss out on this, I delay this task for as long as I can. This year it was delayed even longer than my normal because we've had exceptional weather and also because my back went out.  With improvement in my back, today was the day to get to the gardens.

Before I even got to the bagging of all the debris, I had to retrieve my camera. There would be another picture. Look at this tomato plant! The orange folds are like ribbons. It amazes me how beautiful debris can be.

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  1. It reminds me of the theme in my Wuglyees etsy shop..."Nothing is wasted. Not even the ugly!" :-) Such a beautiful photo!

  2. I've never seen a tomato do this. It reminds me of the apple dolls my great aunt used to make. She'd carve a face in a fresh apple, let it wither until it looked like an octogenarian, then place it on the body of a doll in a rocking chair. In your photo, I like the contrast between the octomatoan and its middle-aged counterpart.