Sunday, 27 September 2009

Shadow Shot Sunday and Green Tomatoes (sadly not fried)


This week's shadow shots are of my poor tomatoes, resting on my newly refurbished stepladder. I rubbed it down, put blobs of a lovely turquoise in certain spots, then a coat of off white. Rubbed it down again to give it a battered look and then used beeswax over this. If nothing else it now smells very nice!
My tomatoes are from plants bought at the local allotment open day, planted very late and mainly no good due to some kind of blight. I really am a very poor gardener. I like their interesting knobbly shapes though, so thought I would preserve them through photography.
The other photo, and poladroid of it, are of a group of things hanging in the kitchen. The moon and star is a present from a lovely friend, the mirror is from the charity shop, and the rusty metal grid is a piece of fence from school. When I did my termly risk assessment review for Forest School I noticed this hanging off the fence at reachable by small child height, so I wiggled it a bit and it came off. I know some people would have put it in the bin, but I also know that some wouldn't! Rust lovers of the world unite!
Visit Tracy at Hey Harriet for shadow shots galore!

23 comments:

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

Hello Sarah! We love your stepladder - and all of the steps you went through to get it just perfect! You're shadows are wonderful...and we love the rusty bit!

Paz said...

Very creative shadow shots.

You mean you couldn't use those delicious-looking green tomatoes?

Paz

jabblog said...

Oh dear - lots of our tomatoes got blight too but some ripened very tastily.
Nice to see you use good beeswax polish - smells gorgeous doesn't it?
Can't join you in the rust adoration society though but I do like the items it's supporting!

Sylvia K said...

Marvelous shadow shots, Sarah! Love the rusty shot! And beeswax is the greatest!

Have a great week!

Sylvia

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Tomato season
ends with first frost nipping each
leaf, bud and blossom.

Catherine said...

such subtle shadows this week...nice selection..

Crafty Green Poet said...

I'm not a very good gardener... I have in the past though made some nice things with green tomatoes...

Lovely shadow shots, well done for rescuing junk....

Yiota said...

Another interesting collection of shadow shots.
The stepladder looks great!
Have a lovely week!

Sonia ;) said...

I love the moon...

xoxox

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Candace said...

Hi Sarah,
Again, lovely lovely shadow shots. I esp love the moon but that is because I am a Pisces, lol.

Good job on that stepladder, and who wouldn't love the scent of the beeswax? Yummo...
And how I love rusty objects! So much to see and do there, as well.

Thanks for joining me for the Mad Hatters Tea, too. It will be fun!

Take care and have a great week!

Lynne said...

Hi Sarah,
I spent quite a while catching up with you yesterday before getting diverted with walking the hounds, and left without leaving a comment!
It was fun catching up with you. You have been busy with your new blog (which I love, it's great to see an artist at work), and a new look for this one!
I've enjoyed reading through what you've been up to and the points of interest you've focused on. I particularly enjoyed the Peace Poem, Perdita, finding out about Grey Gardens and Richard Long. I just loved your 'rocks' and their stories. When we were in Stockholm last year, my friend and I happened to pass and call in to both of the Gudren Sjoden stores. Really nice they were and I see there is one here in Germany but I forget where.
Reading your blog yesterday took me to many different places. It was one of those times where you keep following different links. I ended up with so many windows open, making it a really interesting visit. A lovely way to spend a Sunday morning.
Thank you for your comments while I've been away. It was lovely reading them when I returned to Blogland.
Have a good week Sarah.
Lynne

Liz said...

Great shots! Sorry that your tomatoes didn't rippen.

Hey Harriet said...

I love rust! And your knobbly shaped tomatoes ;) A nice set of photos Sarah!

Di said...

Love, love your photos. Especially the green tomatoes shot. Beautiful. They remind me of pumpkins for some reason. That time of year I suppose plus I've just been drawing pumpkins.... although not green ones ;) Hope you're well. Have a good week. x

Tracy said...

The Moon-Star hanging is wonderful, Sarah--and the shadow plays on them. I adore rusty things--the more well aged, the better! :o) Lovely tomatoes... What about a green tomato relish?...mmm... Happy Day ((HUGS))

storyteller said...

Wonderful shadows as usual ... creatively conceived and captured. Love your new header image and the colorful miscellany in your previous post too.
Hugs and blessings,
Sacred Ruminations

Renee said...

Rust lover you kill me. har har

I haven't seen that movie, but now I will have to get Nathan to download it for me.

Love renee xoxo

Allegra Smith said...

I love rusty things, I always had.
There is something noble about a thing that is wearing the passage of time with hidden beauty that only romantic souls can see, at least in my humble opinion. And that Moon! as a lover of the Moon although daughter of the Sun, I simple adore the looks of it. Great photos as usual. Your tomatoes can pickled by the way if the are not rotted inside, or used with plenty of garlic and basil to make green tomatoes sauce.

snoopydog said...

Love your shadows! Love too the green tomatoes. They are excellent for making chutney. Ros

Sarah said...

I will definitely do something with the green tomatoes-I am inspired!

Anairam said...

Oh, I am a rust lover too! When I read the Rebecca Purcell pages you sent me I for a while contemplated a numbering scheme for all my found objects, and I started off with 1-rusty objects, 2-plasticy objects, 3-metal but not rusty objects, but I must say, the whole task then started to look so daunting, that I promply shifted it to the bottom of my projects-list. PS I like the look of your green knobbly tomatoes - can't you preserve them or make some kind of green tomato chutney with them?

Christina said...

your tomatoes are lovely! and i bet they are yummy!
: )
congrats to the winners!