Friday, June 1, 2007

Still Life with Macrofocus

While playing with the digicam macrofocus, I spied with my U.S. 17 (12.75 mm) needlesizer...

US 17 needlesizer

... my first tomato of the year! It's the state vegetable* of New Jersey, you know.

First tomato

Here's the tomato plant with the fancy new lemon computer, boxed for return to the factory. The local authorized repair geeks told me, "It doesn't boot." (I already knew that.) The next step is factory service.

First tomato and computer

With any luck, I'll have a ripe tomato around the 4th of July. I have no idea when the fancy new lemon computer will be back.

* Tomato classification seems to stir partisan passions, yet it generally goes unremarked when other botanic fruits (corn, beans, nuts, eggplant, squash, pumpkin, peppers, avocado, plantain, etc) are labeled vegetables. Wonder why.


Suburbaknitsta said...

yum fresh garden (state) tomatoes!! that totally says summer to me .

Micheleknits said...

you are crazy. It took me a few minutes to figure out with you were trying to show me.
good luck with your garden

Carol said...

I have to say that my husband was telling me that statistics say that only 1/3 of tech support people know what they are doing. Just a thought...Wow! Your tomato plant is happy. Unfortunately, I'm so far north that my plant has just barely opened it's flowers...

Kim said...

There's nothing like a homegrown Jersey tomato! Yum yum