One thing I adore about summer is the abundance of summer fruit available in the shops. Plentiful at the moment are peaches, nectarines, plums, apricots, blueberries, cherries, watermelon, and even some new-season apples.
This year there seems to be more fruit around than ever, and a lot of it is at very reasonable prices. I am wondering if this is because the export market has been slowed down, with Covid causing disruptions to shipping and cargo flights, and so growers are leaving their product on the domestic market.
|There are some avocadoes in this bowl as well|
One of my cousins owns an apple orchard and they recently suffered a severe hail storm in their district that damaged a lot of fruit. I’ve heard of this happening in other areas as well, and it means the fruit is not suitable for export but is often still perfectly edible. Perhaps this is another reason for this year’s abundance.
Whatever the reason, I am making the most of it!
|The delicious juicy taste of summer|
We have had another warm day today but it has come with lots of cloud cover so it hasn’t been too bad. The lawns are starting to dry out, mostly because they are new and the grass is not yet fully established. Next year will be better.
Mittens has been sitting outside a lot, in the shade on the grass, trying to keep cool with all her fluffy black fur. I had to photograph her though when she did this sphinx impersonation for me.
|Mitten's version of a sphinx|
Stay happy and smile at someone you love 😊