The Art of the Tomato

Tomatoes are in full gear, and we can't get enough of these gorgeous orbs dressing up all of our markets right now. One notable outcome of this dry, hot summer is a tomato crop that is especially sweet and juicy, similar to what you might find in the Mid-Atlantic states.  Even if tomatoes aren't your thing (perish the thought!), they sure do make everything more beautiful, a riot of color that inspires all kinds of art. Our photo gallery, below, captures our -- and the farmers' -- summer romance with the "love apple."