Last night I went to the very back of the backyard to cut some rosemary for my garlic rosemary braised chicken. While in the corner, I spied some big, dark purple figs on our tree that I hadn't noticed the weekend before. I reached up to touch one and found myself face to face with a giant, ugly looking spider. Scared out of my wits I left that one be while I scoured the giant tree for more juicy ripe figs to harvest, soon spying about 10 of the luscious glorious fruit. After rooting around in the tree (I say "in" because it's giant and I do have to crawl into it to reach the fruit) for about 15 minutes I came away with the ones that I could reach and glory be they were all giant and ripe! Last year's harvest was tiny and took forever to ripen - we didn't really get a lot of figs until August. So happy to have some as we close out June.