Monday, November 22, 2010

full moon over my house

Last night, I left work early because I've been fighting off the crud (Is this a Southern word? I learned it here.)

As I got out of my car and turned toward the house, the most beautiful scene was in front of me.

A jet contrail streaked across the sky beside the moon.

The full moon illuminated the details of the clouds, reminiscent of Van Gogh's "Starry Night."

There aren't many nights like this in late November.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

tomato with personality

This year I harvested several oddly-shaped tomatoes. Here's the strangest one of them:

I picked this guy while still green because the temperature outside had dropped below freezing, and some of the others on the vine were already starting to get soft spots. This might have happened because the blossom was set when the temperature was below 50 or so degrees. This was, in fact, a late season (October) tomato, and I picked it this month.

Either way, I'll take this little guy over any of those uniformly round and red and tasteless specimens in the grocery store!