What with all the kiln firings, pottery photos, deliveries, and mailings, I almost missed some important happenings right here in my own back yard. I almost missed the ripening of the first tomatoes I planted more than a month ago. Click on the photos so you can see the hairs on the stems and the speckled surface to the tomatoes. I love the look of the tomatoes before they're washed, soft and powdery looking.
The brownish red tomatoes are chocolate cherries and the golden yellow ones are yellow pears.
I've never had chocolate cherries before but they're probably the sweetest of the small cluster tomatoes I've ever had. Then I decided to walk around the yard and I discovered some wild dewberries growing. At least I think these are dewberries. I've really got to get out in the yard on a more regular basis. Oh I know why I haven't been in the yard much lately, my shin bones are still bruised. Apparently it can take a long time for them to heal so I've been taking it easy.
OK, now say the title to this post a few times. Chocolate Cherries Wild Dewberries. Is it a movie, the title to a book, the beginning of a poem. Sounds wonderful though, doesn't it? Thanks for reading and for all your comments.