Country road driving,
Fluttering wings catch my eye;
Just over a week ago I was driving along the back roads from finishing some work, and the sun was shining, and I had my windows rolled down a bit to let the wind blow in gently.
Listening to the radio and glancing at the rear-view mirror periodically, at one point my gaze was immediately drawn to some erratic fluttering in the back window. I soon realized what it was and stopped the car – it’s a quiet stretch of road where I was – and went to investigate further. Somehow….not sure if via the open windows or when I had opened and closed the hatchback door earlier, this gentle creature managed to get inside for a ride.
I wondered how attached butterflies and moths get to their surroundings, for I may have relocated this one several kilometres further from where it had been.
In any case, I took some photos of this daring wanderer and then set it free….to flutter away in its characteristic style on the flow of the breeze.
Yes, true. The title is a bit misleading. Considering I didn’t ACTUALLY post The Fig Story (as a part 1). But you may remember this one from a few weeks ago…..”Tried Something New Again!” (July 2, to be exact)
In the other post I had photos of fresh figs that I had bought at a grocery store, along with how I came to choose them. And they were a different variety…..more maroon in colour and shaped as a larger kind of water drop.
Yesterday I happened to stop by that same grocery store, following my music lessons, and I just wanted to pick up a few things. As I passed by the fresh fruit section, I decided to peek and see if they had the figs in again. As they aren’t in such high demand, the store only stocks about 4-6 boxes at a time, and there are times in between when I have gone to look and none were there.
My lucky day! They had a few boxes! And as I pulled them out from the shelf – they are in such a snug shelving place that you really can’t see much until you pull the whole box out – that’s when I saw these ones! Definitely figs. Yay! But quite different from the ones I had been buying before. They certainly looked more like the figs in photos I had seen in foodie books over the years in terms of colour and shape, as well as in how the dried figs had looked that I had eaten on occasion. They looked fresh and plump, and so I picked up TWO boxes. Because I now know that I will gobble up several at a time!
And so I munched gleefully on a few on my drive back home, savouring their texture….AND their lovely sweet flavour!
Ohhhmmmm! What a lovely, tasty treat on a summer’s day!!
And I love looking inside at the seed patterns they have…..once again the imagination gets going….see those white-caped invaders, trying to raid that peaceful village. They seem to want to break down the wall only in that centre area. Silly invaders! 🙂
Figs are a most delicious fruit, and I am SO glad that I got to discover them even now….in my middle years……so I have many more years to enjoy them. And it’s never too late to discover yet another new delicious food! Right?