All the plums have been harvested from both trees. The larger Victoria plum tree and the smaller one which produces yellow plums that have a beautiful fragrance but don't taste as sweet and sharp as the red ones.
We have plenty of empty jars for jam making.
At present I'm reading the book above and according to my Kindle I'm 20% of the way through it. It's a very long book but I'm determined to work my way to the end especially as I also have three books reserved at the library all newly or about to be published.
1979 by Val McDermid - I'm number seven in the queue
The Heron's Cry by Ann Cleeves - number ten in the queue and The Stone Chamber by Kate Ellis - number three in the queue
I hope they don't all come at once, I expect it depends on how quickly people read them from when they first become available.
The warmer, sunnier weather last week brought the larger butterflies into the garden. Also two dragonflies which flew around a bit but didn't settle. Just glimpses as they wizzed by showed one had a green body and one a red body. It seems ages since we've seen dragonflies which have settled for long enough to be identified let alone photographed.
The Echinacias have been popular with both butterflies and bees.