Penne Cole's thoughts on food, travel and more
It was 37C here in Sydney over the weekend. That means it’s officially summer and just like that, optimal hiking season is over. Even walks with spectacular ocean views don’t offer enough to offset the discomfort of hiking in sticky heat under a broiling sun.
But with the advent of summer, there are more exciting things happening closer to home. It’s the start of strawberry season and this year, we get to enjoy some homegrown delights, even if they are tiny. The first one was only as big as the nail on my pinky finger. Nowadays, our strawberries are a little bigger, but still only just large enough to compete with the size of my thumbnail.
The tomatoes are also growing, although these are looking too big to be cherry tomatoes like the person at the farmers’ market promised me they would be. Nevertheless, it looks like I might have a good harvest this year – fingers crossed.
We’re also experimenting with a chilli plant we bought at the farmers’ market. These ones are supposed to be hot, just as we like them to be, but considering that the tomatoes are either going to be full sized or giant cherries, we’ll reserve judgment until we taste them.
And finally, we have high hopes for our dwarf lime tree – it’s growing happily in its giant container, and is bearing lots of flowers, although at the moment, none of them actually look like they’ll be turning into fruit any time soon.
This post was inspired by Photo Challenge: Tiny
Some of my favourite posts on this theme include:
Nature's nuances in a nutshell
from one generation to the next
The beats to my life
"I Will Find Words, Smith them Down. For Love Is Infinite And So Are They."
exploring the world
Cooking with imagination
Photography and Thoughts About Life and Aging