I am melting down 15 pounds of tomatoes for freezing. I bought a lug (is that the word? a big box...) for $12 at the market Thursday, and I'm more than halfway finished cooking them.
The tomatey ladies we bought them from say the price is going up next week because the season is petering out. Heck, I barely got started. Earlier this summer, I just wasn't in the mood to make sauce. Plus, I barely ate any raw tomatoes at all. What a lousy summer.
So this is a last-chance grab, a kind of lonely, dark, sad picture... with a perfect bright spot right in the center of it.