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A portrait of the deceased

Not infrequently, living things from the garden are almost too beautiful to slice and eat. And yet, that’s why we grow them. Their existence is ephemeral. They’ll soon be lost and return to dust whether we eat them or not. The existential implications of that are horrifying. We share about 20 percent of our DNA with plants such as our cousins the tomatoes.

I was about to slice this tomato for supper, but, because it was so beautiful, at least I took its portrait first. In an image, it lives on. The background is cashmere.


  1. frigast wrote:

    It surely could be proud of having the last known resting place as cashmere 🙂
    – and a blooming photo, which of course also could be made to a painting 🙂

    Thursday, July 26, 2018 at 1:11 am | Permalink
  2. Henry wrote:

    You never cease to amaze me with your creative side. Thanks, that was fun looking at it and it probably tasted wonderful.

    Friday, July 27, 2018 at 10:00 pm | Permalink
  3. Jo wrote:

    Now – that is a perfect tomato. Beautiful.

    Sunday, July 29, 2018 at 1:27 am | Permalink

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