Thanks to Elizabeth, Fred, Richard, Shaddy, Sherry, Susan, and Kathleen for your words, thoughts, and phrases on tomatoes. Tomatoes are highly evocative. They pull reactions from all our senses. Vine-ripened tomatoes are touchstones of memory and icons of hope. Context is everything, however, and green winter tomatoes have been frying on my frontal lobes ever since I Googled up "Immokalee, Florida tomatoes" a few weeks ago.
I've put your thoughts — and mine — in a thought bubble brainstorm format developed by the cool folks over at Bubbl.us. Some of you may remember this concept from a post here last August, Sniff This Page.
I love your rich, ripe images. They are fragrant, funny, sad and sweet.
I cheated, by adding a few sub-bubbles. Visit Bubbl.us sometime. It can be a fun writing tool.
The final set of brainstorm bubbles is a soupy distillation of thoughts, images and connections.