Thursday, July 4, 2013

The First Peach

I wove a little story in my head as I finished sewing a set of picnic napkins.  It was a sunset, binoculars, a vintage wagon, a basket, and two perfect peaches.  Don't know what the silverware in the napkins was needed for, but nevermind:  this was a fairytale.  I was going to grab pale green apples out of the wooden bowl for the photo shoot, but I thought that was rather matchy-matchy with all the red and green. 


If I was forced to choose (this is Genevieve's favorite game right now:  would you have a cat or dog?  would you eat jellybeans or Nerds? (I hate both). . . .peaches would be my favorite fruit.  And there they were at market this week, slightly unripe but so pretty.  I sniffed one as I cuddled it in my hand, walking out to the backyard; it was perfectly ripe and fragrant.  The first thing I did when I turned off my camera was hunch over the kitchen sink, rip open the peach, and eat. 

That, my friends, is the reward for waiting for the stuff in season.  No amount of expensive food or kitchen skills can replicate the taste of a peach, a strawberry, a tomato, a what-have-you, when you have waited patiently for that taste for a year. Can I get an amen?

Oh.  The napkins are in the shop.

12 comments:

Lisa said...

Oh, amen, amen, amen! Peaches are also my favorite - there is nothing like the taste of them.

sara said...

AMEN! I was just biting into MY first juicy ripe peach of the season as I opened to your blog today. My computer's a little sticky now.

Rebecca said...

Amen! (with hand in the air and you KNOW I don't do that)

Julian said...

Amen! And I do;)
Christina

Melanie said...

Amen, indeed! :-)

Rozy Lass said...

Amen! My summer indulgence is fresh apricots and cherries. Nothing else like them. Oh, fresh fruit is heavenly.

AmyK said...

Oh, yes and amen to that. Peaches are probably my top fruit as well. And fresh peach pie is my all-time favorite pie, the only pie I don't want to eat a-la-mode.

Polly said...

*AMEN* she says as she eats her summery blueberries for breakfast.

jenny_o said...

Being rather more northerly than you, we have very few really local fruits, but I know what you mean when I have the first local raspberries ...

I love your cutlery/napkin rolls. Such a good idea.

Beth said...

Amen!

Love a juicy peach.

Liked your "cuddled in my hand" imagery. Perfect!

Sew Blessed Maw said...

Amen.. Love peaches and nothing like the fresh ones.
Your napkins are adorable.

BLD in MT said...

Oh, AMEN! I could not agree more. The taste experience is more than worth the wait.

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