Tomatoes and Tomatoes

Summer heat means tomatoes.
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I don't think it will be as good a crop as last year.  Fruit size is smaller.  I was again very lazy and didn't make the effort to support them properly.  The plants are flopped everywhere and its difficult to reach the fruit, so I need to do better next year.  I gave myself a pass because of the veggie garden redesign.  But next year, I must do better.
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I did manage to plant some basil, though.
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While I'm in the kitchen, here's my French enamel cookware.  I bought a couple different pieces of this stuff long ago when I was first on my own.  At that time I had no idea what the plant on the pots was.  Finally I ended up growing a Brugmansia.  How odd--did it have something to do with the cookware?  I wish I knew what brand this was, and how to get some more pieces.  It's gorgeous stuff, and I've never seen it since.  
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In puppy news, I've been puzzled as to why Boris was getting a bald spot behind his right ear.  Then I saw Natasha was chewing all the hair off in that area.  Mystery solved. 
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Boris chews antler, Natasha chews Boris.
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After all that tomato picking, a walk around.  With the Cercis trees gone there is much more of a sense of wide-open space out front.  I love the line of the wall with that half-circle shape, which was hidden when the trees were there.  
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While someone's constantly watching...
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Comments

  1. Wow that's a LOT of tomatoes! Happy canning :-) I've had like 2 tomatoes so far... and lots of blossom end rot on the rest because of the heat/drought here.

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  2. And a bit of blossom end rot here, too, but I thought it was due to the cooler-than-normal weather! Yep, time to get out the kettle, jars, lids, etc...

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  3. Oh, I absolutely love that wall in your yard!! I am so jealous of your view too. My tomatoes are at the perfect stage where I can eat one or two a day and I'm not overwhelmed yet. Your tomatoes are beautiful!

    Amy

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  4. Don't beat yourself up regarding your tomatoes, you have a fabulous crop. Its good to have a garden, but that view is to die for. Someone is watching, ah, I did eventually spot them.

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