Welcome, family and friends, to Our Daily Journal, a remembrance
The forecastThe reality – just am average August day in our corner of paradise.
- Eight years ago I bought a tomato plant from Sam’s Club. I brought it home and planted it. It wilted, fell over, and was assumed dead. Then it rained. It stood up and took off growing. By the time it was done, it was half again the size in the photo. It had literally (and I don’t mean figuratively) hundreds of tomatoes on this single plant.
- Very few had ripened before we left for Texas. We packed, I don’t know how many, boxes and paper grocery bags full of green tomatoes into the storage compartment of our fifth wheel trailer.
- For several months, as they ripened, we were giving away tomatoes. We had 2 potlucks every month and you better believe that those tomatoes played a big part in whatever we prepared for the potlucks. The very last of them were used to make strawberry jam.
- Never before and never since have I had that many tomatoes from a single plant. I think its “near death experience” triggered a response to reproduce as much as possible. So, gardeners, stop talking sweet talk to you tomatoes. Give Them a good scare and you too may have a bumper crop.
- And this is why I HATE Facebook Messenger. Anybody and Everybody can send me çrãp. If you want to contact me, use Messenger+. Messenger+ connects through my phone number. My friends and family know that number. Anybody and Everybody doesn’t know the number. Problem solved.
- I warmed some leftover roast beef, for which I made a thick savory gravy. I then sliced the last of the homemade bread from a couple days ago. Made some open-face sandwiches with the beef and gravy and topped with cheese. Opened a can of pork and beans and a can of mixed fruit. Lunch served quickly and with little mess, except for the breadcrumbs from slicing.
- I was trying to capture a photo of the small dark brown butterfly that was flitting from flower to flower. Although it’s out of focus, the top photo best shows the butterfly. The second photo shows it just as a dark steak on the bottom petals. And the third one missed him altogether, but is nice shot of the flower.
- Butterflies flock to sunflowers for their bright coloring, large flower heads, nectar and lush foliage that makes excellent caterpillar food.
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