Sunday, December 2, 2012
After last year's rather pathetic non-summer, Mother Nature has made up for it with this summer arriving with a vengeance. We have used our airconditioning more in the last week that we did in the whole of last year and I am rediscovering all the lovely light dresses that I haven't worn in ages. In fact if it hadn't suddenly got stormy yesterday I was actually going to go for a swim, something I rarely do as it has to be scorching to get me into a pool.
Arriving with the heat has been the annual influx of summer produce. I have seen the mangoes and peaches in the stores for a few weeks now but they seemed to be that pale, early season version. Today however, the scent of fruit almost assaulted me as I walked into the shop. The rich, sweet scent that tells you it is bursting with flavour. Nectarines are among my favourite of the summer fruits, so I couldn't wait to get home and sink my teeth into one.
Standing in the aircon, in a summer dress, with the cricket on in the background, tasting that sweet, slightly acidic flavour - now I truly know summer has arrived.
Do you have a favourite summer fruit? And have you had a "summer is here" moment.