Monday, July 13, 2009

EMPS #46 -- Seen in Summer

It's Monday again, and time for Carly's Ellipsis Monday Photo Shoot. The theme is "Seen in Summer," and she wants to know what says summer to us. I had several items that I couldn't decide between. She also wanted a paragraph about the photo we posted and I will make my paragraph about the following picture.
I bought two tomato plants at Fred Meyer's at once a couple of months ago, one for the Topsy Turvy planter I had seen advertised and ordered (see the following picture) and one for this planter that I had outside and hadn't planted flowers in this year. The tomato plant has taken off and thrived in the planter and has two little tomatoes growing on it already. I am very happy to see them! Now I just hope that the blackberry eradicator won't accidentally spray them when he comes to spray blackberries on Wednesday. I will think positive about that, though!

This photo is of a leafed-out tree that has grown volunteer in my back flower patch. I have the Topsy Turvy planter hanging from it since my house is going to be painted.

These petunias are in a basket that my son J.D. and DIL Kris gave me at my Mother's Day/birthday dinner in May. They have really come along.

To see more EMPS entries, both from last week (in the post) and this week (in the comments), go to the link in the first paragraph above. It's a fun meme if you would like to participate, too!


Sherrie said...

Great photos for summer! I've been seeing those upside down tomato planters around. Do they really work? Have a great day!!


Carly said...

Hi Suzanne :)

What a wonderful little tomato. We have a small garden this year, with a few little tomatoes just beginning grow. The home grown veggies are one of my favorite things to see in summer. Thanks so much for sharing your garden with us!


Martha said...

Great job this week and last week! :-)

Betty said...

Doesn´t a fresh tomato eaten from the plant taste so much better than the store bought ones?! I hope you have a good harvest from your plant.
Nice pictures of summer!

Jama said...

Love that beautiful petunia in your garden!

Greg said...

Summer is really the growing season, so I think you nailed it with your pictures. Great entry!


Jodi said...

Great pics! I miss having a garden!

Liz said...

I like tomatoes when they are still green. Yours looks just right/ripe to me!
Growing our own food is something that summer lets us do and it always tastes better than anything bought.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Good idea! I never even thought of home-grown vegetables. What was I thinking?