I must say, I love fresh figs. They are so rich and sweet in a deep way and... whole. They're oh-so-expensive but, I would argue, oh-so-worth it. To buy them every now and then in late summer and early autumn is to be very happy. I would live on figs and avocados and grapes and dates if such a thing were practical in New England. Alas, it is not, so instead I snatch them when I can and LOVE them.
And speaking of love, this green glass is from anthropologie. I bought it a week or so ago when I drove to the one nearest me. I think it is such an inspirational store, and I love seeing what the design teams come up with each season. When I went, they were busy setting up for fall. I went around with a little notepad so that I wouldn't forget any ideas (nothing much; just things like "orange" or "cardboard" or "lace"). Of course I looked a bit silly and attracted some Looks from the salespeople. So after having spent about an hour poking around with my notepad and pencil and imagination, I felt I really had to buy something from them (oh, no, do I have to?). That took another fifteen minutes or so as I pondered the possibilities. Finally I settled on this lovely green glass which I had been eyeing for a long time anyway.
And now I drink my water in style. And eat a fig here and there. And love summer as hard as I can, because in two weeks, I will be sitting in classes again and wondering where the slow sweet days of vacation have all gone.