Thursday, September 4

Figs


In a small corner of my garden, I've been growing a fig tree that my husband gave me about 4 years ago. I've nurtured it, and watered it and hoped one day it would produce figs we could eat.


At first it grew in half a wine barrel, and then last year Bob transplanted it into a brick walled- in space to protect it from the winter. And this year, lo and behold, figs. When we returned from vacation they were just beginning to turn purple. Yesterday, I took my favorite wooden gathering bowl and harvested the beauties you see here. Even the leaves are lovely.


We've eaten a few, but mostly we just look at them. Tomorrow, I'll make a fig tart, but tonight, I'll just gaze and be grateful.



15 comments:

earth and sun folk said...

so great! congrats on nurturing your tree, hope your tarts are yummy :)

Etsy Green and Clean Guild - EGCG said...

how delicious! I LOVE figs!!

Mary Richmond said...

cool figs! and just so you know, i read fig tart as fig fart so i was very confused ;-) teehee! (i hope that doesn't offend you...)

Annette said...

That is wonderful! Congrats on the figs.

High Desert Diva said...

The first fruit is always the best...

ThreadBeaur said...

That is wonderful! I love that wooden bowl.

Paper Girl Productions said...

mmm...figs...

Treasures by Tina said...

How wonderful! (and yummy!)

My mom used to have a fig tree. :)

Debra said...

I am so jealous!! I grew up having a fig tree in our yard....I have often told my husband I want one for our yard.

jeweledrabbit said...

Those babies look delicious.

I read "fig tart" as "fig fart" too. LOL

JoJoBell said...

I once had two fig trees in my yard. Other than a fig newton, I had never tasted a fig before. They were wondful! Nothing like fresh sun warmed figs right off the tree. But they sure make a mess if you can't pick them all!

Barbra said...

Yum! Hope your tart was delicious.

elisaann said...

They look great! I’m sure your tart will be very tasty.

preppy little dress said...

yummy, don't they look delicious - where's the bleu cheese!!!

Jen said...

let me just say those are gorgeous... and yum!!