Monday, September 28, 2009

LEAMINGTON: SUMMER HARVEST...or SOMETHING MORE SINISTER

There's something strange going on in SW Ontario...










When I first moved here a few years ago, Leamington seemed like such a nice friendly little town.








The tourism booth welcomed visitors from near and far.












Known as the Tomato Capital of Canada, it was a place to plant and grow things. Everyone went about their lives in a happy way, running their little family stands.











But lately, things have changed. People seem to be moving around in a trance, almost like they were sleepwalking, avoiding eye contact. What’s happening to the town?!








I decided to go for a drive and see if I could find a reason for the dreadful change. And that’s when I saw it, truck after truck being brought into the heart of the downtown, each one heaped to overflowing with strange red pods. It seemed somehow familiar…wait, the pods, that’s it!













And then I drove further to the edge of town, and saw the endless rows of greenhouses, acres and acres of greenhouses, everywhere, each one no doubt harboring a terrible red secret. Inside, the pods are being grown by the millions.














…and when they are ripe and ready, and when the people fall asleep, they snatch away their human bodies, replacing them with their strange alien life forms!

















I must warn everybody, I must, but I’m getting so sleepy…so…slee..py…

16 comments:

jabblog said...

Stepford Tomatoes eh?

Sylvia K said...

You can't be too careful! Keep an eye out -- I think I heard rumors of Stepford Tomatoes, too!

Naturegirl said...

Oh Deborah and I thought that it was about time that dear natureboy and I head on down to your world..humm...perhaps not if there are body snatchers!!
Good one!! Nothing like Leamington tomatoes!!smiles aNNa

YourFireAnt said...

You are a nut ! ;-)



word verif: airyless

bobbie said...

It's the attack...of the killer tomatoes...!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Funny, Deb.... I'll bet you have had some bad dreams about those killer tomatoes attacking you from all sides.... Be careful---they can be really wicked... ha ha ha

Have a wonderful day.
Hugs,
Betsy

Lin Floyd said...

next they'll change the name of your town to tomatoville! lol!

Dianne said...

this was hilarious!!

SandyCarlson said...

OH, NO! NOT THE KILLER TOMATOES! Do be careful. We can offer you refuge here!

Rose said...

Great post, Deb. I don't think I have ever seen that many tomatoes at one time...maybe not in a lifetime.

fourwindsphotojournal said...

The people might be odd, but the tomatoes are sure good! I knew they came from the north, but didn't know you lived in tomatoville.

Did you know someone has started up a tomato operation in Maine? It is in Madison.

jinksy said...

Something is giving people the pip...

Quiet Paths said...

Just think that several centuries ago people would eat their dinner out of a sheep's stomach (Haggis) but were petrified silly of the tomato. Go figure...

This was really fun to read.

Quackster said...

Wow a delightful story utilizing pictures =)

Poetikat said...

"I don't want to live in a world without love or grief or beauty, I'd rather die."

Aaaaah!!!!

Dee said...

How very intriguing...watch out for those pods!