Monday, June 22, 2009

When seasons collide

The next-to-last carrot along with some early plums. The carrot was tasty, crunchy, just what a carrot should be, and the plums?

I don't know because Caterina ate them both. Hmph. Maybe as the trees get bigger, I'll get more. In five minutes today I picked about two or three pounds of plums from the tree at our church. Half to the food bank, half to the local fruit exchange, and a few got eaten by. . Caterina. Of course.


7 comments:

islandgardener said...

Ha! If you look closely at the plum on the right, it looks as if it has two eyes and a smirky smile, posing for the camera! Funny! Janet

Engineeredgarden said...

OMG....are those santa rosa plums?

Mr. H said...

Oh my, what I would give for a fresh plum. Perhaps one of my favorite fruits next to apples, pears, cherries, apricots, peaches, and most berries. It says a lot that you share the wealth with others... good for you.

Stefaneener said...

Islandgardener, I see it. It was probably smirking because it knew I wouldn't get a bite!
Dan, I think they are. I'm in the absolute heart of "too many plums" land. I also have Elephant Heart, my real favorite, but they aren't ripe yet.
Mr. H., if you were here, I'd share. I'm the coordinator for a community-wide fruit exchange. We're trying to ease peoples' loads so if you're overburdened with lemons in January, you get plums in June. You can see it at alamedafruitexchange.blogspot.

kitsapFG said...

I will second the plum envy. :D They look scrumtious but so much of our tree fruit harvests for the region is still weeks and weeks away yet. But... I have ripe strawberries and blueberries that are about to ripen... so I will be content.

Helen said...

My mother used to have a plum tree, but the wasps used to get most of them. I guess you don't have that problem? Now I have an absolute craving for plums.

Toni said...

Plums! Those look so yummy!

My folks have a plum tree. A few years ago, I made plum jelly.... so good!!!

What do you make with them?