This month started as good as the last one ended! At the end of June, in this post I showed you that the cherries on the tree in front of my house were almost ready for picking, and on Sunday, RJ helped me pick a bowl full which we enjoyed together for dessert.
When he came into the kitchen for breakfast on Sunday, he so liked the view of how the cherries grow right up to the window pane that he wanted to take a picture of it. And therefore, I proudly present my guest photographer RJ :-)
You can tell this side of the house is facing North and does not get as much sun as the East-looking part, where the branches of the tree are chock full of sweet, juicy, dark red cherries. Yesterday during my lunch break, I took the ladder out and picked a small bowl full for my parents, trading them (the cherries, not my parents!) in for a bowl of freshly picked raspberries from the allotment.
Looking at older entries, almost exactly a year ago I wrote about cherries, too; you can find that post here.
July can't get more delicious than that, can it? Well, it did yesterday, when for lunch at my parents' I had new spuds with curd cheese and salad, and my Mum's home-made strawberry cake for dessert.
Earlier on Sunday morning, before breakfast, I went out for a run. I was amazed to see how quickly the rye (or barley? I never can tell the two apart!) has been growing - it has taken on its beautiful golden colour already on some fields. (No, I don't take my camera with me when I'm running; this picture was taken with my mobile.)
In less than two weeks, I'll be on the plane to England. It will be lovely to see my family in Yorkshire again; I'll be staying with my sister-in-law this time. No doubt I'll be visiting the places I like so much again (such as Fountains Abbey), but I also hope to discover new territories that have been unchartered in my mind's map until now.