Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Green tomatoes

0803 tomato
Originally uploaded by rooruu.
Behind the apron-draped wooden fence from a couple of days ago was a flourishing vegetable garden, including these tomatoes.

Green is a stage, too. Green, growing, not yet ripe, not yet finished, but necessary for that ripeness to come. Sometimes I get too impatient with process and want product, want the result. But when I get lost in process, caught in the productive zone that can be close to meditation, it's good too. I need to remember that.

Love the fresh, sharp, slightly uncompromising smell of tomato leaves. I bought the vine-ripened hydroponic ones the other day, with stems and leaves, to savour that scent.

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