Monday, May 25, 2009
The Currants Appear
It's time for an update on the currant situation. You may remember this post, when I showed you the currant blossoms. Things grow quickly when we get over 18 hours of daylight. That will continue to increase until the solstice --- June 21. Since moving to Alaska, I have developed a love/hate relationship with that day. It's the longest day of the year, so I love it. It also marks the beginning of the days getting shorter, so I hate it. Does that make sense? It just seems like we peak too early in the summer! But I digress.
Back to the currants. There was a little breeze, so it was impossible to take a clear photo. The branches would not be still! If you look closely, you can see the beginnings of the berries. They are currently (ha!) a lime green color. When ripe, they will turn a gorgeous deep red color.
Stay tuned and I'll keep you posted on the progress of the currants.