This week it was the blood plums time for harvest. I love harvesting summer fruits but with amazingly productive trees the quantity can be overwhelming. This year has been interesting. With a cold start to summer some of the crops were delayed. I understand that is why the cherries in the shops are late, huge and delicious this year (my cherry trees were old and dying so I cut the last one out recently). In my case, the slow start seems to have set the fruit flies back a bit too, so we got quite a lot of fruit off this tree before they started ruining it. I find it hard to choose which summer fruit I like best, they are all so yummy. Do you have a favourite?
This weekend we went on another little adventure. This time to Coonabarabran via train and bus. It was a lovely experience. What I like about trains and buses is that you ride high with big windows to look out on the countryside. It might be countryside that is familiar (as this location is to us) but is so different from driving -- especially as I am doing all the driving at the moment so have to concentrate on the road rather than the scenery. I am already working on where we will go next. The willy wagtails, which are frequenting our garden at the moment, also like to perch on high spots. Do you go on train/bus excursions?