The crab apple tree is flowering this year. I call it the humming tree because it´s filled with thousands of bumblebees and solitary bees now.
I remember when fruit was a seasonal thing. Clementines could be bought around christmas and only then. First came the sorts with lots of seeds in them, then the sort called Satsumas and they were seedless and my favourites. Not because seeds disturbed me but for the taste. After that came the clementines from Morocco that sort of were a sort in between.
We throw our half eaten apples all around us and I´ve noticed that my county is filled with apple trees from our thrown apples :-)
The pines are also flowering now, lots of people will get allergick problems now.
Grapes and melons were avalible during summer and autumn. Mostly it was water melons but now and again some other sort came along. Peaches and nectarines came late summer. Apples oranges, lemons and bananas were all year around though.
Things like papaya, mango, lime and other tropical fruits was something one could read about and perhaps eat if one travelled abroad and most didn´t back then. I remember the first kiwi fruit I ever saw. It was my aunt that brought it to my grandmothers house so we all could taste it. We stared at it for a long time wondering if it really was edible. It´s hairy my grandmother said and poked at it :-) My aunt then told us that we had to peel it. Unfortunally the fruit wasn´t ripe and I think it was one of the most sour things I´ve ever tried. It took several years until I tried it again :-) :-) :-)
Bitter Vetchling, a perennial relative to the sweet pea.
Nowdays we get these different fruits all year long and have become a bit fussy to be honest. The fruit mustn´t be to young nor to old and that is my luck. I love bananas that has started to turn brownish in the skin, those bananas are almost impossible to sell. So when I come to the grocery store in Gudhem they always ask if I want those and also if I want some other fruits that has become a couple of seconds to old to sell. So at the moment I´m eating some clementines, bananas and a couple of apples They are perhaps not beautiful to look at, but taste soooo delicious :-) :-)
After my fruit eating I´ll make a pot of tea and then perhaps take a little nap :-)
Have a great day now!