Sunday, December 6, 2009

They will be ripe soon!



I'm going to have a bumper crop of passion-fruit this year. Last summer the vine was only months old and produced a few fruit, most of which my grand-daughters ate. This year I suspect there will be more than even they can consume.

Anyone got any good recipes of things to make with passion-fruit? Georgia loves baking but I think I will have to introduce her preserving before too long. I'll have to think of a way to spark and hold her interest when there isn't an immediate taste reward.



They are now almost fully grown, we just have to wait for them to ripen.

While I was taking these photos this morning, I noticed for the first time that there are residents in the vine. Two sparrows nests! One is too high for me to see into it and while I couldn't see into the other, after I parted the leaves and kept pointing the camera towards what I thought was the open side of the nest, I finally established it holds four little speckled eggs.



It's hard for me to keep secrets from the girls but I will have to keep this one. If they find out there are eggs in the nest, I'm sure they won't rest until they have poked their little fingers in there. They have a hard time remembering to look with their eyes, not with their fingers!!

5 comments:

  1. Hi Pauline, I have never tasted passion fruit nor do I think I've ever seen it. What does it taste like? Making preserves sounds like a good idea.

    Those robins eggs are very pretty. I hope you can keep a secret. Shh!

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  2. waiting for fruit to ripen, waiting for eggs to hatch... what a lot of waiting around to be done.

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  3. I am not a big lover of passion fruit but how wonderful to find the sparrows nests.

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  4. I'm with JarieLyn...I have never had passion fruit either so obviously I don't have any idea what to do with it.

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