I hear heavy rain outside my window. Oh no. My figs are ripening and what I least want is a deluge to rot the lot. Last week we had two days of rain and some ripened fruit dropped to the ground, soaked to a pulp. Others developed mildew. If you’re wondering why figs are so expensive; now you know.
We’re in Sydney, Australia and normally we have our rain in the winter; perfect for fig growing. However, ‘normal’ is no longer a word that can apply to our weather. After some days of near 40 degrees heat (over a hundred Fahrenheit) we are suddenly back to winter weather and I had to sleep with a down cover last night, instead of a fan. Now the rain. Sigh..
I went out with an umbrella to take some photos; I hope they do not become memories of what might have been.