Go Away, Summer Rain

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.





About Mary Tang

An urban orchardist everyday, a volunteer regularly, a poet sometimes and a blogger since March 2015. I travel when I can. Food is a constant.
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13 Responses to Go Away, Summer Rain

  1. Oh good luck Mary! Ours are just forming now, who knows what is going on with the crazy weather! Coolest Christmas we’ve had in years up here, and all our tanks are full for the first time. Hope you can keep the figs safe! :)

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  2. taphian says:

    don’t you have a fing rescue patrol in Sidney? I hope your figs will grow and ripen and that you can enjoy them, Mary, cheers Mitza

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  3. gaiainaction says:

    I hope you get to eat your figs Mary, there is nothing as nice than to eat a fresh fig right from the tree.

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