before the blackbird
Gill McGrath© 6.30am today September 13
View from the fig tree.
(where tiny green fig buds are hanging on in the frost waiting their chance)
Today I have been eating figs. At £2 for four at Tesco (at least £2), I guess I am a bit spoiled at the moment. I don’t know if you remember the fig tree we planted in the garden about 8 years ago. You should see it now. It always produced a few figs but this year I have been picking about 40 figs (ripe brown and sweet) everyday for the last fortnight, and there is still a ton left on the tree. They seem to have ripened late enough to miss the wasps. Can’t believe what a wonderful crop it is. I am not even fed up of eating them. I have probably eaten 15 everyday. Daren’t add up how much that would have cost at the shop. What ever would your Mum think?