Having checked back in our records, it seems that the tomatoes we picked and ate this week were several days earlier ripening than the same variety last summer. The Quebec apples are just arriving in the market too and we have been enjoying the blackcurrents from our bushes for some time now. Despite the fact that the nights are noticeably drawing in and we are spending less time on the deck in the evenings (though it’s still damned hot during the daytime) we are enetring the nicest time of the year as the late sumnmer flowers start to bloom and the fruit ripens.