I get a text from a friend offering "a few' quinces. And then a large carton of quinces arrives. I find these golden globes irresistible , although some people are horrified by their hairy solidness. Over the years I have discovered some delectable recipes for them , baked with red wine and honey till they turn to a pink fluffy mound, quince paste , quince jelly..... and then of course, I need to paint them.
This year I took lots of photos of them on a sunny windowsill before I began dealing with them. While I was taking photos my neighbour wandered past the window - "what's that gorgeous smell? Ah, quince paste drying" - his eyes took on a dreamy glaze, I guess some quince paste will be heading next door.