Monday, November 7, 2011

Monday Morning Flowers


Happy Monday!

Hope it's a happy one!


Here are your Monday Morning Flowers.

I think they might have come from Mars.


Garden Update: Here in California, the tomatoes are almost gone. We go out and search the vines, hoping for just one or two more.

Just one or two more....


My friend, Karen, had a bumper crop this year. In fact, the vines decided to come in the house and make themselves at home. I think this one was headed for the TV room.




Here's Sherman who also lives in the same house and may have had a small part in helping those tomato plants create an opening in the screen through which to invade.

Awwww....never mind. Look at that face. He's got to be innocent. Right?



A world without tomatoes is like a string quartet without violins.

-- Laurie Colwin

35 comments:

Larri @ Seams Inspired said...

Wow! Those flowers look like colorful upside-down artichokes. ☺
I feel your tomato pain. Alas, all the vines have shriveled around here...sigh. Thanks for the flowers. Happy Monday! ☺

Mamma has spoken said...

My tomatoes didn't do well this year so it's been a month or two since I've had a home grown one.
That flower is totally unusual!

Leah J. Utas said...

Sherman is wonderful. Oh to have fresh tomatoes right off the vine this time of year.

Madi and Mom said...

MOL Ms. BB,
Mom and Dad's first family pet was a mighty mini Doxie named Toto,...Sherman looks just like Toto and Mom said rest assured those are some guilty EYES.
Great post....
Hugs Madi and Mom

Donna said...

Would Love to have fresh tomatoes this time of the year!
You're right about the flowers...I don't recognise them...
Cute pup! Couldn't have been HIS fault!Hahaaa
hughugs

Flartus said...

Hey Betty, you know what? You "sound" like the good-ol' fashioned, regular Betty. I think you must have had a good weekend. :)

Old Kitty said...

Beautiful Sherman is so innocent!! Yay!! Awwww tomatoes - so necessary for world stability! Take care
x

Slamdunk said...

Thanks for the flowers Betty.

The floods here devasated tomoato and pumpkin crops, so we will survive the winter and hope for next year.

Anne Gallagher said...

Love those flowers, so cool. My mother had one crazy tomato that started growing at the end of September so we potted it and brought it into the house and now have a grow light on it. Hoping for toms for Christmas.

Love Sherman.

CherylK said...

Those are gorgeous flowers...what the heck are they called?? And as for tomatoes, mine were terrible this year. Oh well. Cute doggie.

john said...

IF, and I reiterate IF, Sherman had anything to do with it, he was obviously merely trying to help. Concerned for the plants well being, he only sought to help it escape the searing torture of the relentless summer sun. His motives were unselfish, pure, and altruistic...

Eva Gallant said...

Sherman looks totally innocent of all charges!

welcome to my world of poetry said...

I look forward to my Monday Morning Flowers, Thanks.

Yvonne.

Pat Tillett said...

Thanks for the flowers! I have no clue what there are, but I'm afraid of them. Doesn't that dog have the cutest face?

Ms. A said...

Those are some might strange looking flowers, but even strange can be beautiful!

rainbow said...

Love your photos and the thought of fresh home grown tomatoes. There is nothing to match that taste and the store bought ones just DO NOT TASTE THE SAME. As for Sherman, no one with a face like that could ever do anything wrong. THANKS FOR SHARING and MAKE IT A GOOD WEEK AND BETTER WEEKEND.

rainbow (Momma Lyn)

julie fedderson said...

Wow, those are like pineapple-looking flowers. Very cool. And I will sorely miss fresh tomatoes. The ones in the grocery store here in the winter are so flavorless.

Linda said...

What amazing flowers. What in the world are they? Hope you can find one or two more tomatoes on those vines. Ours are long gone here.

Ann said...

very cool flowers today Betty. I say Sherman is not guilty. He's too cute to have done anything wrong

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

I teach teenagers so I'm not falling so easily for Sherman's innocent, cute look.
Weird flowers.

Annie said...

Oh he's too ♥adorable♥ to ever cause problems.

Eloise said...

I loved reading Laurie Colwin's books and essays. I saw one of them at a book exchange last weekend and didn't buy it because I was so sad when she died at age 48. Now, seeing today's quote I wish I could go back and get that book. Authors really do live on in the gifts of their words.

Daisy said...

The flowers are beautiful, Betty! Thank you! Those tomatoes look like they have a mind of their own. haha! The pooch is cute as can be--certainly nothing but innocent. :D

Happy Monday to you, my friend.

The Chicken's Consigliere said...

I could never accuse Sherman of anything! What kind of flowers were those?

Julianna said...

I read every comment.

I still don't know what kind of flowers they are. :)

Thanks for the flowers! Round here, most of mine are wind blown petals now. :(

Green Monkey said...

what flowers? all I see is Sherman!

Jules said...

You know they made a movie about that, "Attack of the killer tomatoes." :)

Sherman and those eyes... dogs just say love.
Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

SueAnn said...

Those flowers are awesome!! We brought in 6 large tomatoes just two days ago!!! My hubby made a mini hot house over the plant and it is working!! Woot
Hugs
SueAnn

jenny_o said...

Love the Sherm's eyes :)

Those flowers - what are they? Up close they look like a cross between artichokes and bird feathers. Pink feathers with purple edges, but still.

bill lisleman said...

was she watching "Killer Tomatoes" when the attack happened?

Hilary said...

I think most of us would kill for fresh tomoatoes right about now. That Sherman... just beautiful.. as are those flowers. Another wonderful Betty post.

LittleSilkDress said...

Hope you're having a great week, Betty. Thinking of you!

Baby Sister said...

Those eyes...how could anyone blame those eyes?? Love that quote!!

Susan said...

Oh to live in the part of the country where tomatoes actually have been growing up until now. In Delaware they have been gone for a long time already, so I envy you. Although I think I will try to see what will grow in my green house.
You have a great page, and it's good to see others still blogging, seems like their is so many deserted blog now.
Thanks for letting me visit.
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KleinsteMotte said...

Daughter grew tomatoes from the seed of one and we had so many too. but that's history now. Have a pleasant weekend. How many cats do you have??