Sunday, January 12, 2014
A Small Thing
In the last few weeks, I've been down to the last four little tomatoes. Still stubbornly green, they are a little dried, but look fine. But the batch before this last ripened before Christmas, and I was beginning to think these would just dry up on my counter top. Then this morning, when I went down to the kitchen, I thought I saw a blush of yellow on one of them.
Sure enough, by this afternoon, two of the four were definitely on the yellow side of green and leaning towards orange. If they follow the path of the others, they'll be ready to eat by mid-week, and I'll be able to enjoy two small tastes of the summer past.
A small thing, to be sure. But often it's the small things that bring hope to my heart and a smile to my face.
Home-grown tomatoes in January. Who'd'a thunk it?