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Stormy Skies

18 Jul

We’ve had several storms in the last week or so that has really helped with how dry we are.  They’ve also given us beautiful skies.

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Sadly, there’s been some damage around the state.  I’m lucky.  The only damage I’ve had is my peach tree.

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I’m still crossing my fingers that I can get the peaches from it this year.  peach tree_1666ews

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Then I’ll have to take it down.  The storms are going to be out of the forecast after tomorrow, but then the heat is back.

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We’re going to have dangerous heat for the last half of the week.

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The temps are going to be in the upper nineties with tropical humidity.  Hopefully, it doesn’t last for long.

If you want to join me for Friday’s Hunt this week, I’ve put the items at the top of my side bar.

Spring Blossoms and a Surprise

17 Apr

I was worried about all my fruit trees with last week’s freeze warnings, but I’m more optimistic now.  The blossoms are just starting to open on the fruit trees. Here’s the cherry tree.

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I actually have some peach blossoms this year, so I hope I get fruit from it again.  It’s been a couple of years.

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The plum blossoms are a bit behind the other two.

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Remember my poor apple tree that has been falling down for the last several years and the goats finally stripped the bark this spring.

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Guess what!  It’s got leaves!

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Not only does it have leaves, but it also has blossoms.

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I don’t know how!

I do hope you’ll come back and join me for Friday’s Hunt.  The coming week’s items are at the top of my sidebar.

Today, I’m sharing with Macro Monday, I Heart Macro, Monday Mellow Yellows, and The Good. The Random. The Fun.

Life is a Bowl of Cherries

14 Jun

This week’s Scavenger Hunt Sunday is brought to you by the cherry tree.  The topics:  then and now, indulge, happiness, summer, and pop of color.

Summer: I picked cherries this morning.  Nothing says summer is here like a big bucket of cherries waiting to be cleaned.

Cherry Tree

Then and Now:  We had tons of cherry blossoms earlier in the spring, and now I have lots of cherries on my tree.

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Happiness:  Sometimes we have to look at what we have and make our own happiness.

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Indulge: Maybe I’ll indulge in making more wine with the cherries if we also have a good apple crop.

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Pop of Color: Of course, that bright red stands out and makes a bold statement.

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What do you think?  What should I do with this batch of cherries?

I’m also sharing with Macro Monday, I Heart Macro, and Ruby Tuesday Too.