20 September 2014

Tomato

This summer I failed to enter the Trelawnyd Flower Show photo competition for funny fruit and vegetables. However, the other day Shirley retrieved this funny tomato from our little greenhouse. He has an unusual appendage as you can see. I plonked him on top of the copper model of The Empire State Building that a junkshop owner gave us in Sultan, Washington State this June. Then being the creative fellow I am I stuck three pins in the yellow tomato man who I have now christened Bob.

Here's Bob sniffing flowers on our front room window sill:-
And here's Bob wondering what to do this afternoon. He is most pleased that I turned him into a yellow tomato man called Bob and not a model of male genitalia for medical students to investigate with scalpels. He looks a little like King Kong sitting atop the Empire State Building while roaring at the traffic far below. Scary huh?

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  1. I think the pain from your knee is affecting you YP

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    1. You might be right Helen but I have always been slightly mad!

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  2. I first thought it was a rabbit. That would have been silly.
    Excellent he is as a Bob.

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    1. I noticed a slight resemblance between my tomato man and my blogging friend in Canton, Georgia - also called Bob.

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  3. I have printed it out on an a4 piece of paper and have filed it away in readiness for next years show!

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    1. Thank you Mr G. Do you accept bribes?

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    1. "It" is for objects Frances! "Him" is for people and Bob is certainly a person.

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  5. That tomato reminds me of a red one I found amongst my stock when I had my greengrocery-healthfood shop in Noosa years and years ago. It was a beauty...and I had him perched on my cash register for days. He drew lots of comments and admiring looks. :)

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    1. I wondered what ever happened to your little tomato friend Lee? By the sound of it you miss him. Remember - there are plenty more tomatoes in the greenhouse!

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  6. Bob/Robert/Rob/Robbie seems to be a name you employ quite often, Mr. Pudding. Is he a heritage Bob tomato, then?

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    1. You got me Mama Thyme! Maybe subconsciously I have always wanted to be a Bob. But I have never wanted to be a yellow tomato - only red.

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  7. I wonder how long for Bob will part of the family. Not wanting to scare you, but I'd like to very cautiously point out that tomatos do have a comparatively short life span, usually. Maybe it is different when they become persons.

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    1. Miss Arian. Your comment inspired me to eat Bob. He was delicious! Does that make me a cannibal?

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