Saturday, October 4, 2008

Basil and tomatoes

ACEO Basil
3.5 x 2.5 inches
colored pencil on paper
©2008 Ann Thompson Nemcosky
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Garden Roma Tomatoes
watercolor in Moleskine sketchbook

The last of our garden bounty. Our basil plants did very well this year. Our tomato plants not so much. Gardening in our mountain climate is a challenge. Short, cool summers and our southern clay soil make for tough gardening conditions. Among avid gardeners in our area, growing vegetables is a competitive sport. Our little patch of basil, parsley, and tomatoes doesn't even meet the local qualifications to compete. But I did make some nice pesto, enough to freeze a few batches. And last week we enjoyed a tasty tomato and basil spaghetti sauce. We have already experienced some rather frosty mornings so it's time to say goodbye to the garden until next year.


Jennifer Rose said...

very nice drawings :) Love the little tomatoes. I think there are still tomatoes growing in the greenhouse. hmm maybe not so many plants for us next year :p

Margaret Ann said...

What a treat to have homegrown goodies...Ah frosty I remember them so! :)

Rita said...

Nice drawings Ann!

Frosty mornings are setting in here as well and, in fact, today is garden clean up day. Nothing beats homemade/ homegrown food does it? :)

andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

The textures of the basil are SO good. Great stuff, Ann.

A Colorful World said...

Lovely drawings! And I'm so glad you had tomatoes, basil and parsely to enjoy this summer! And made pesto!

Anonymous said...

Great paintings! I'm always impressed by people that have a green thumb.

Monette Satterfield said...

The basil is lovely and one of my favorite things in the garden. Your tomatoes look so fresh - nice colors in that watercolor.

Our winter growing season will start soon when it cools off just a bit more. Then it will be time to plant the winter plants since we don't have too many frosty morns here :)

Lynn said...

Love those curly, wrinkled basil leaves! You captured the texture perfectly. My basil was frozen several weeks ago, it was a short, cool summer here in western Canada.


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