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They Grow 'Em Big Here

In my last post talked about our Tomato Tree. Though after some reflection, I have come the conclusion that it is nothing that we did that making this ginormous plant grow (it is still getting bigger by the way). It has to with where we live.

In the mid-west, people like things big. Big farms, big tractors, big houses, big plants. Sheesh... even the people big. And not in a grossly obese sort of way, but just a big, tall bone structure way. I am 5' 7" and I often feel short and little when I am in a crowd of people out here.

Maybe it because it feels like there is so much space that people, plants, animals, or whatever have the space to become bigger. Maybe they feel like they even need to be bigger to fill in this space, to not be so alone or so microscopic that they are missed. Whatever the reason, things are big out here.

Even the bugs.
Yuck! That is one big fly I killed. And I also killed his bother, sister and maybe even his parents. Apparently big in this case does not equal smart or quick. This one I hit out of the air with a fly swatter. As President Obama so eloquently said, "I got the sucker."


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