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The federal government has sponsored research that has produced a tomato that is perfect in every respect, except that you can’t eat it. We should make every effort to make sure this disease, often referred to as ‘progress’, doesn’t spread. ~ Andy Rooney


Can words describe the fragrance of the very breath of spring? ~ Neltje Blanchan

Nothing great is created suddenly, any more than a bunch of grapes or a fig. If you tell me that you desire a fig. I answer you that there must be time. Let it first blossom, then bear fruit, then ripen. ~ Epictetus

Wine is the most civilized thing in the world. ~ Ernest Hemingway

It’s difficult to think anything but pleasant thoughts while eating a homegrown tomato. ~ Lewis Grizzard

Leftover shot from last fall.  The prickly pear fruits are gone now.  If not, they’d be prickly pear-sicles right about  now.


A tree is known by its fruit; a man by his deeds. A good deed is never lost; he who sows courtesy reaps friendship, and he who plants kindness gathers love. ~ Saint Basil


Shot this during an after-monsoon-storm walk w/Kat.  She doesn’t have a lot of patience for ISO or exposure compensation. It is what it is given dusky lighting and a five year old who had places to go.


The vine bears three kinds of grapes: the first of pleasure, the second of intoxication, the third of disgust. ~ Anacharsis, Scythian philosopher (6th century B.C.)


They’re not Macintosh or Delicious, or Jonathon or Honey Crisp.  They don’t dangle precariously from branches, willing to fall at the slightest provocation.  You can’t stand in a sunny orchard, on a crisp autumn day, and eat to your heart’s content.  You can, however, get yourself a thick pair of gloves and some tongs and a bucket, some boiling water, vegetable scrubber, mason jars, and a paring knife, a little lemon juice, powdered pectin, and some sugar.  Once you’ve done all that, you can mash, blend, strain, allow to settle, separate juice from the sediment, add to mason jars, seal with paraffin, allow to set, cool, refrigerate, etc., etc.

Not quite the same thing as standing in a sunny orchard, on a crisp autumn day, eating to your heart’s content.  But, it will have to do.