Hey you know what, it's Summer!
I can't believe tonight is going to be my first lychee feast of the year. Normally I treat myself to a little bag once they start to appear in the shops, even if they are ball tearingly expensive (as Mikey the lovely ex would say). I saw these tonight in the supermarket, and sure they're still $20 a kilo, but that's kind of reasonable. (I've paid a lot more, but what price that luscious, sweet pearlescent flesh?)
You know you're a photography tragic when your second thought is, shit I've got to get home now before the light fades because I have to photograph these! A similar train of thought that saw me pick up a pomegranate last week, and consider whether I wanted to pay $5 each for them just so I could photograph them first. I decided I didn't want to pay that much, but I regretted it afterwards. They would have made a great shot, and been great in a salad...
So here you have it. Shot minutes ago as the shadow's lengthened towards an early Summer's evening. I grabbed one of my favourite little Japanese plates and set this up on my table in the courtyard. I had to act fast not just because of the light, but because these little babies are destined for my belly.