In half an hour we are leaving for Boston for our flight to Scotland. I do the day’s climb in the company of Emme and Claire. We bring up a container of gooseberries Emme and a friend picked from our patch yesterday. They are chilled from a night in the fridge and are extraordinarily refreshing on this warm and humid afternoon. What a treat to enjoy one’s own gooseberries thirty feet up in a tree! It will be hard to see summer go.
For kicks I have decided to try to “climb” a tree each day in Scotland and post a photo to the blog by email. In some cases this may amount to hanging briefly from a branch in an urban park, or standing on a bit of highland gorse with nary an actual tree in sight, but it will add to the adventure of it all!