I got up early enough this morning to catch the pink sky. This is the view to the west, the sun hides behind the big mountain to the east for an hour or so longer. In this photo you can also see the orange tree, the blood plum in flower and the pears and walnut not yet blossoming. With a potential bounty of fruit in season you will understand my choice of book for the week.
A book I have read recently
A Year in a Bottle by Sally Wise -- how to make your own delicious preserves all year round. I live in a back-in-time house and do things in the slow lane these days so a book like this is good for dreaming of what I could do but not what I actually do. I draw the line at preserving other than the very easy task of freezing the excess. It's citrus season, I could make marmalade. But truly when you actually make jam you realise how much sugar is in it and hence know it is to be eaten sparingly. If I made jam I would have to give it away. Why do that when I can just as reliably be the recipient of someone else's largess - case in point my sister-in-law dropped off a bottle of three fruits marmalade on the weekend. So instead I use up the oranges by being totally extravagant each morning and have a glass of freshly squeezed orange juice from fruit picked straight from the tree.