Sunday, 19 September 2021

Figs and things

Early autumn in England can be wonderful when the weather is kind. We are having some lovely days. Last night friends came to supper. It was warm and still and we sat outside for a long time with our drinks before going in to the house to eat. I think that we all appreciated being outside so much because we are aware that it is the year's dying fall and that all too soon we shall be confined to quarters.

I've been wandering round the garden at dusk and in the dark just lately  admiring the moon and the bats skeetering about and listening to the nearby hoot of an owl. I love that noise. Enchanting!

Because of the mild weather the veg garden is still cropping well. At long last the fig tree is producing some ripe fruit. Rather grudgingly, only one or two figs ripen at a time but they taste delicious.















11 comments:

  1. That nighttime shot is one of the loveliest photos I have seen in a long time, wonderful in the true sense of the word!
    Like you, we are having beautiful golden days here; warm (almost hot) during the day but with fresh mornings and cool evenings. September is often like that in this country, nicer than July and August.

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    1. I'm so glad you like the photo, it really was a beautiful evening. The temperature is now starting to drop quite sharply at the end of the day.

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  2. Figs!!! We've only just had the first female flowers on our butternut squash. Whether there's still time for them to develop we'll have to wait and see.

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    1. I'm an optimist by nature, but the thought of you eating your own butternut squash this season is pushing it rather! (I've found butternuts to be far more picky about having a warm summer than any other variety of squash.)

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  3. I think you have your Christmas card in the top photo.

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    1. Too much black, Tom, I'd be forever changing the cartridge.

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  4. That ripe fig looks delicious. The birds used to get most of ours and we don't have a fig here. Love that top photo.

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    1. They ARE delicious! Since they are ripening only in ones and twos each one is getting my full appreciation!

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  5. What a great photo! It looks like a painting.

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    1. I once saw a rather covetable painting of a similar subject to my photo by Ann Arnold, a member of the Brotherhood of Ruralists.

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  6. Love the spooky house and moon picture! Two delicious ripened figs at a time are better than didley squat, which is what I've experienced by putting my fig tree in a 'fig pit' this year. Fingers crossed for next year... x

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