There are mysterious happenings in this city. First there is the Valentine Bandit who plasters downtown shop windows with valentines on February 14. Then this spring the artwork Michael was 'yarn bombed', covered with an intricate design of colored yarn. Now this. 'Tomato bombs' have appeared around the city in the last week or so. They are tomato plants in spray painted buckets with a simple note that reads:
"Hi, I an a heiloom tomato. You may see some of my siblings around town. We are here for you to enjoy. Please water me, care for me and watch me grow. When my tomatoes are ready, enjoy them. Please leave me in my spot so as many people as possible can enjoy them. Love Portland Paste"
Rumor has it that Portland Paste is an 'anonymous collection of artists, activists and troublemakers' and seems to have some connection to the Occupy Maine encampment of last fall in Lincoln Park. I can't imagine what will 'hit' this city next.