Today, Lou harvested these tomatoes from our two bushes. With all this rain and me neglecting my veggie patch, I'm amazed we got these little treasures. My other veggies died or rotted, so I salvaged what I could and pulled out the rest. It's a bit heart breaking that 2 years in a row my veggie patch has been a flop. I wonder if it is because where we live now in the upper mountains, veggies don't grow as well.
Lou loved feeling the smoothness of the tomatoes. He was so tempted to squeeze them. He has done that to a few fresh eggs in the past. Now he's a bit older, he resisted the urge to squeeze. He seemed to be enjoying playing with the tomatoes gently so I let him play there for a while.
The bowl is turned from a Camphor Laurel tree. It still has an amazing smell. I bought it recently in an opp shop for $3.50. It was under some other stuff so I was excited when I found it. Wooden turned bowls aren't cheap to buy (the ones turned here, not the imports) so to find one in an opp shop in good condition is quite rare for me. I have a thing for wooden bowls.
The Camphor Laurel is a weed in Australia. It grows huge and has quite an invasive root system.
Aren't these tomatoes cute - they remind me of light bulbs.
I think they are called Yellow Pears. Hopefully, I'll get to find out what they taste like...:)
Last Summer I grew them but Lou picked them and threw them to the dog next door to eat. We also had a lot of rain that split a lot of them, and the Bower Birds ate the rest. I thought I'd have better luck this season.
Beautiful Summer colours....:)