Just two days ago, on a warm sunny evening, I was invited to raid my friend's abundant strawberry patch and returned home with the above tray and thoughts of Eton Mess, strawberries and cream, strawberries in basil sugar, strawberries drizzled with balsamic then dipped in crème fraiche ... choices, choices! I stepped onto the balcony the following day in hot sunshine to prepare the culinary feast.
Yesterday was a somewhat different story: while stepping out over Hampstead Heath, I got caught in ... yes, at last! ... rain showers. As I whizzed homewards, getting absolutely drenched, I kept repeating "think of the veg, think of the veg". It made the soaking so much more comforting.
So much exciting watery goodness after weeks of drought prompted thoughts of an immediate post yesterday but I was thwarted as my son has the laptop for his GCSE revision these days. (I'm availing myself during his Chemistry exam.) Having dried off, I stayed firmly indoors in the afternoon which was just as well because it monsooned non-stop for most of the afternoon:
I watched raindrops gathering on the windows
and as it eased off, I waded out on to the balcony to photograph the coriander:
Wonderful to have a real drenching for all the veg and flowers but, having put out my beans and sweet corn the night before, I wish it hadn't been quite so blustery!
See you tomorrow for the Saturday Snap!