Saturday, June 24, 2017

Great plump things.

Sophie joins me in the office. She's seen a squirrel in one of the oak trees and wants to know what I intend to do about it.

Bob has had his whiskers trimmed. I must have taken off a pound weight in fur but he still looks as shaggy as ever. Thankfully, today is much, much cooler.

Wild strawberries make an appearance in the greengrocers. We used to grow them in Scotland but they were tiny things with the faintest hint of woodiness to their texture. Here the fraises des bois are great plump things. A quart sized flavour squeezed into a pint pot.

The sound of summer ( its being played everywhere ) and very difficult to get the words right . The speed of the delivery made all the more remarkable by the fact the singer used to have  stutter :


Unknown said...

“Great plump things” the header above Sophie’s picture. I was relieved to see you meant the strawberries.
They look luscious; I hope they have flavor to match. Our store-bought strawberries often are flavorless.
Hurray for your cooling weather! I’m at the point where I would welcome a chill fog rolling in from the ocean.

Poppy Q said...

Oh yum the strawberries look lush. Bob looks great after his home trim.

Did you watch the rugby?

Julie and poppyq

Coppa's girl said...

The strawberries do look luscious - much better than our rather tasteless ones in plastic containers. Those look so much more appetising in those cardboard punnets. They seem to be over now, here, and cherries are the "in" fruit of the moment.
What did you do about the Squirrel - did you send Bob to deal with it? Or did you tell Sophie she'd have to wait until you found your squirrel chasing hat?

Beau and Mom said...

Yes, our strawberries are often lacking in taste as well. (seems to be happening more and more to summer fruit.) Sad.
I Love Bob's haircut ... it will help him better watch his flock.