Just Ripe

On the solstice, I always think of that quintessential summer taste: fresh tomatoes. Cynthia Groseclose styled these beauties for Southern Living, shot by the fine southern gentleman Iain Bagwell. �The only tough thing about tomatoes in the garden is that you have to sit there and wait for them to get just ripe. �Hoe them, water them, weed them, watch them. �No wonder they taste so good homegrown - all that work means that your mind is going to register the juicy taste no matter what happens. �It's a psychosomatic approach to gardening.