Ole Sol was waiting for me this morning before I got on the interstate.
Another day of 90+ F temperature. (That's 32 Celsius.) And tomorrow it's fall. When will the temperature cool down?
Recently, I did a thread exchange with Eliz of Tatknot. As you can see, she sent me some lovely thread, Manuela size 10, and Mettler quilting thread. All nicely labeled and packaged. I've never worked with Mettler before and I've got to figure out some worthy things to make with the thread. Earrings, perhaps? Should be great fun. Thank you, Eliz!
I got home and took a gander at my fig tree.I'm not sure what kind of fig tree this is (any ideas, Hegla?) but it's quite large, almost 20 feet tall. The leaves are huge - most are a foot across. If you click on the picture, you can see figs hidden in the leaves. And some are ripe!
I got under and into the tree to see if I could pick a few figs. Most of the figs are green, but there are a few getting ripe. There's one ripe fig here, the brownish thing next to the branch, behind a thick leaf stem. And a bunch of green ones further up the branch.
And here's my bounty for today. Lovely fresh figs. Many chefs would be jealous of my haul. In truth, I'm not sure how to cook with them. Anyhow got any ideas?
I'm continuing to finish the UFOs from Tat Days. Hope you are all well and not suffering from the heat...
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