Tuesday, January 10, 2012

'maters...


When I was a kid, my dad used to tell us kids he was off  "to get a bushel basket of 'maters".   And, sure enough, he'd come home with a big basket of the most beautiful tomatoes you've ever seen.  Ah....if only these beauties would taste as wonderful as those 'maters of my youth.

22 comments:

Steffe said...

Tomatoes these day taste like water. Nice photo.

Wibbo said...

Dad used to grow tomatoes when I was a kid and they tasted wonderful - totally unlike tomatoes these days. I like the photo!

Karl said...

Some years ago I had tomatoes in the garden, which were very good, other than those we buy in the supermarket.

Kathy said...

They do look beautiful but I'm a firm believer that the really tasty ones have a few flaws. At least you know they were probably grown in real dirt somewhere.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

There is an interesting green reflection in these tomatoes.

brattcat said...

they certainly look delicious.

Lowell said...

Steffe is right. The only place I've been able to get decent tomatoes in recent years were in roadside stands in Minnesota in the middle of the summer.

These sure look good, though!

Magpie said...

They're just screaming for some bacon and lettuce! Isn't it wonderful when something prompts a sweet memory from our past?

Sonya @ Under the Desert Sky said...

Those are beautiful tomatoes!

Kate said...

NONE of them, even those from summer markets, do not taste as good as those of our childhood. They look so beautiful and tasty, but...

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

i love tomatoes!

llandudnopictures said...

Tomato soup for dinner it is then... thanks for the inspiration!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

They look great still with their little green bits, I have to say I can't really remember what tomatoes tasted back way when, but we do have good 'maters here in Oz.

Jarart said...

They look very uniform but I think the ones that are all different shapes are the better tasting ones.

RedPat said...

They look beautiful but you have to get home grown for a tasty one theses days!

Jack said...

These have probably been overgassed to get that perfect color. Try some with blemishes.

Karen Xavier said...

:) they do look perfect, so was childhood... memories as ripe as your bushel here.

Bruce Taylor, a.k.a. Catalyst said...

Sharon, I think you've got a theme going with these tomatoes and the chilis of a short time back.

Regina K said...

I love tomatoes, wish it were summer around here to get good tomatoes.

Teresa said...

Tomatoes, Mozzarella, and Basil----YUM!

Randy said...

Let's make a pizza! These look wonderful!

JM said...

Great shot! Love the reflections.