Thursday, October 27, 2005

WHY?

Why do you think my husband spends his time painting tomato stakes?

Did he miss out on opportunities to paint as a child?
Perhaps he doesn't have enough to do?
Maybe he is just learning his colours?
Or will he lose them if they are not brightly coloured?

No, no, no and no. They are painted because it preserves them and they last longer, and if he's going to the trouble of painting them, then they might just as well be colourful, too.
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13 comments:

ms*robyn said...

well send him here ! I hate painting stakes

Sandy said...

Nice choice of colors!

Chloe said...

Mmmmmm - but all the "cool" colours. Where are the reds and oranges and yellows???? Oooh - there are two red ones, I can see them. Maybe he thought it would be easier to spot his first tomato if he kept away from those colours????

Speaking of which ......

Alice said...

Chloe, we actually have a few red ones already in use. The choice of colour is wholly determined by what suitable paint can be found in tins at the recycling centre.

Shell said...

Oh, pretty. I'd never even thought of painting them. I love learning something new!

Kate said...

How have your tommies been going with the bizarro storms lately? I'm in Wagga and the glancing hail and rain storms have been playing havoc with my fledgling plants.

Alice said...

Kate - we've been lucky, not too much damage. I tried to access your blog, Kate, but it couldn't be found. Is there a problem, or is it just me?

susan said...

You must have a pretty wonderful hubby!

Zoey said...

Very coordinated colors! The stakes certainly look much better painted.

Seeing Anew said...

I really like that green, especially between the blues. Your husband has made an art of tomato stake painting!

Alice said...

Judith - if you like that green colour then check out the June Archive and photos for 15th. You'll see what he really bought that paint for.

judypatooote said...

That is the most organize, colorful stack of stakes I have ever seen....I have never seen painted stakes in the USA. If hubby brought those stakes to the US I bet he could sell them......

Camphor said...

Wow, colourful... beautiful. I'd enevr have thought that there is so much beauty in stakes!!