Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Lychees

Hey you know what, it's Summer!

Lychees

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.

6 comments:

'Pong said...

I'm a sucker for lychee too. It's one of few kinds of fruits that I can have non stop. In Thailand they are out around end of April to May, with some variety. There's one called emperor lychee. It's huge and juicy.

The Other Andrew said...

Yummers, sounds fab!

worldpeace and a speedboat said...

lychees are blech in my books... but pomegranates, YUM - got a lovely one for $3 at the (Flemington) markets last week.

Mikey (TLE) said...

Ahh... that takes me back to the Lychee Martini at Felix on top of the Peninsula Hotel in Hong Kong... The view, the company, the warm hit of gin and the cool sweetness of lychee. Heaven.

I have to mention that the verification jumble reads "blogly"...

The Other Andrew said...

Mmmmmm, lychee martinis! Mmmmm, Peninsular Hotel. le sigh

worldpeace and a speedboat said...

was just reading the comments but have to post because the doorbitch says -

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*snigger*