The dog days of mid-August ; while the apples are only just beginning to redden, the peach trees are profuse with summer’s most delicious treat. Garnet Beauty, Contender, Reliance and Red Haven are hardy enough for Maine’s biting cold but luscious enough to make you forget winter even exists. Their succulent sweetness is balanced by the tannic skin and bright acidity of Damson plums; summer stone fruit singing in harmony.