All the signs are there for a bumper crop of Golden Delicious in the late autumn. The trees are absolutely laden with blossom and even the farmer said that he hasn't seen them as full of blossom as this in years.
When we pick the apples they will be truly golden, full of juice and the sugars will have intensified the flavour even more after the arrival of the first frosts although we hope we have seen the last of the frosts this springtime.
There you are, something else to look forward too just as the new Pike fishing season arrives.
Perhaps I'll just skip summer with that thought and get the Pike season here a little quicker.