For real!
Monday March 25th 2013, 11:10 pm
Filed under: Life,My Garden

Robin, looking out on snow in the town we moved here from, was wishing for signs of spring. We’ve got a few to share.

We have the most glorious view out our front windows, with the leaves beginning to come in in contrast to the bright white. Coming home from Trader Joe’s this evening, I scooped up a handful of petals that had somehow clustered on the far side of the driveway, wondering at the thought that I don’t think I’ve ever actually paid much attention to how they felt, not just how they looked.

They were so very soft–and cool to the touch. That surprised me. I’ve joked here before about them becoming our snowdrifts as more and more come down, but in the brisk evening air I expected my hand to feel warmed by being covered in them and in the immediate moment the opposite was so.

Cool.

I let them scatter while they still felt like the ice crackles they looked like.

And behold in the back yard after years and years of wanting to grow these and finally starting to: our very first ever actual peach!


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YAY! A peach!

Comment by Jody 03.26.13 @ 4:40 am

Huh. Spring is happening in some parts of the country. I guess we’ll catch up eventually…

Comment by Channon 03.26.13 @ 8:10 am

peachy! (sorry, couldn’t resist!!)

now this little beauty does have an anti-squirrel guard 24/7 doesn’t it?

Comment by bev 03.26.13 @ 9:01 am

Oh, Bev beat me to it with ‘peachy’. So cool leaves are cool! Yeah!

Comment by Don Meyer 03.26.13 @ 10:40 am

Oh, how gorgeous! Thank you- it gives me hope….most of the snow has melted in the balmy 40-50 degree March warmth here, but we’ve still got a chance for more snow in the forecast. (I like yours better!)

Comment by RobinH 03.28.13 @ 9:06 am

Some plant breeders staple little paper bags over developing fruit from precious crosses. If ever a fruit were worthy of it, that one would be.

Comment by twinsetellen 03.31.13 @ 12:36 pm



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