first of the season

Who would believe, such an awful summer and only a couple of weeks ago, although fig tree laden, they were as hard as rock

Then today, as I passed by I saw ONE that had started to turn purple, this variety does not turn fully dark and purple, but it green and violet.  Anyhow,squeezed it gently and to my amazement its plump flesh was lusciously soft to the touch.  Plucked from the tree I savoured it to have after my dinner, as I drew  the fig in near to my mouth its sweet heady perfume filled my nostrils, and as my teeth sunk deep into the flesh, an explosion of succulent sweetness touched my taste buds, its deep pinky purple flesh flashing scarlet in my hand, what a delight, and to think I have loads more to follow.  Mr Sun please keep shining !!

I just had a look to see if I recorded anything about my figs last year.  Low and behold I posted on the exact same day !!  only at that time there was a whole bowl full !

https://carolgearing.com/2011/08/17/solitude/

 

 

 

 

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