The figs keep flowing in my parents’ New Jersey garden, and this week we finally went to the source. Joe had never been fig picking, and my dear, short parents (Mom is 4′ 10″ and Dad is 5′ 3″) had a surplus of overripe figs on the tree that they just couldn’t reach. So it was a perfect meeting. Fig picking in the suburbs on a bright sunny day…it’s that perfect time of year.
The tree of life.
Close-up in the sun.
Joe’s first picked fig!
Making the tall guy do the dirty work.
Dad’s latest harvest. Yes!
Nothing better than a bowl of figs on a September afternoon.