My Kingdom for a Fig


Four years now I have been wishing for my tree to produce figs, I mean a decent crop, not the 2 or 3 it has been offering up these last couple of years. I prayed for them. I begged Mother Nature to intervene. I asked the Garden Fairies for a helping hand. In the end I came to the conclusion that I had planted the tree in the wrong place, and then… this year I have finally gotten my wish! Toward the end of summer we started harvesting ripe figs from our tree. They have been delicious. But then the weather began to turn, and a few of the fig leaves began to turn with it.


We still have many figs on the tree so I figured either they would wither and die, or stay on the bare tree until next Spring when they will finish ripening. My sister-in-law experienced that with her fig tree so I figured all these other figs would just ripen at that time. And as you can see, we have plenty of figs.


But amazingly, each day we go outside we find more ripe figs to harvest!


And they have never tasted better.


And I think they photographed pretty well too!

I’m linking up with my Be Still class for two prompts; the 1st picture for ‘2 things’ and the last two pictures for ‘inspired by a painting’.

What surprises has the Fall season bestowed upon you?

Thanks so much for stopping by.


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14 Responses to My Kingdom for a Fig

  1. patience paid off! and what a wonderful reward for waiting…they look scrumptious!

  2. Dotti says:

    You’ve got some beautiful figs, Carol, and a bumper crop as well. I’m so glad you’re enjoying them … for any and all purposes! Your photos are beautiful, too!

  3. Viv says:

    They look great Carol you really have green fingers

  4. Lucky duck, yes I think figs are one of the most photogenic fruits around. Love the color purple and green and there it is in one fruit.

  5. Carol says:

    When I was a kid, we had a fig tree in our backyard. Oh, the figs I ate! Now days, they are not my favorite fruit (I think cause I had my fill as a kid). However, I could look at your lovely images of figs all day long. Nice job!

  6. Gail O says:

    What a patient green thumb you have! Love that first photo…luscious!

  7. Cheryl says:

    Your figs are lovely…sometimes it just takes patience right…I love figs and your own, fresh from the garden must be wonderful…enjoy.
    And yes they do photograph well…

  8. Carola Bartz says:

    Your fig photos are beautiful – yes, they are wonderful to photograph. I’m glad that now you get a decent crop of figs, and it’s wonderful that the harvest seems to be ongoing. Enjoy them!

  9. Sarah says:

    I only had figs on a salad for the first time this summer, so yummy! They did photography very nicely.

  10. Michelle B says:

    Congratulations on your figs! It can be frustration waiting years for a tree to produce a good harvest. Your images are beautiful. The top one is amazing.

  11. Sheila says:

    Wonderful set of images – love the first one and that quote too. So wonderful to have access to fresh figs – sounds like your tree is finally flourishing.

  12. seabluelee says:

    Oh, they look delicious! My sister has a small fig tree but the ground squirrels climb the tree and eat every fig before they even ripen.

  13. Nancy says:

    Your post has reminded me of my grandaddy’s love of figs. He could hardly wait for them to arrive and for my grandmother to make fig preserves…So delicious.

    It seems you have gotten a bumper crop this year..enjoy…

  14. Roxanne says:

    How gorgeous they are!! Figs are so photogenic.
    And congrats on your bumper crop! I planted a fig tree in my yard–the first year, there were a few figs, which the squirrels enjoyed before I could. The next few years, no figs and last year’s brutal winter was the death knell for my poor tree.

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