Yesterday I went out to pick a couple of cooking apples. There were only two apples left on the tree, the rest (apart from some I had used last week in the Christmas Puddings) were on the ground in various stages of being eaten.
I needed the steps to reach the apples. While I was up there, I spotted a quince on the quince tree. DH came out to watch, and spotted another one. Andthen a thrid. The thrid one wasn't ready to be picled. When I folded the steps up, I saw another Quince on the ground.
Regrettably, the fourth quince is damaged, so it's no good. The other 2 will be put somewhere cool for 6 weeks to ripen, and I'll pick the one that's on the tree as soon as it's ready.
They always smell lovely when they are ripening.