My in-laws farm apples and pears, but just outside their house are two cherry trees. Each summer, when we come back, they are ripe for picking, and there are two little girls who love nothing more than to stuff their little faces with fresh cherries (leaving their clothes stained bright red... We've learnt from experience! This year we pick and THEN eat!)
It's a little mini picture of what their grandparents spend weeks doing in the early autumn. Picking and gathering in a year's worth of work... Pruning and checking and testing until they are ready!
And let me tell you, there is nothing that tastes so good as a ripe red cherry, picked straight from the tree!
In other news, we've heard that our own apple tree was ripe for picking last weekend, and my lovely parents spent Saturday harvesting our little crop!
Alł ready for autumnal apple baking...
I can't wait!