The apricots are not only there for the first time ever (after its first serious pruning), but they’re big!
Ditto the almonds!
My son took a 360 degree panorama, which is now my website banner. Thanks, Mike.
We know it’s a good health practice to get out and walk, but I’d been neglecting that lately, which caused my heart to give me a wake-up call. So I’ve been walking for an hour every morning for the last four weeks, which almost always rewards me with some treat. Sometimes, it’s dandelions for the chickens from a neighbor’s more abundant sidewalk, and sometimes it’s something phenomenal, like this cactus, overwhelmed by its own flowers.
Finally, last week, Peaches was teaching me how to quit working and just look around and feel the place. So I did, and I lay back on the cottonwood bench and up into the branches of the mesquite tree, which I pruned last year – and think the branches are very beautiful. Everything seems to have appreciated the pruning. A metaphor for life, I think.
(For the panorama, my son had us move from his beginning point to his end point in the circle while he turned in the opposite direction, placing us at two different points in the photo, for fun.)
Love your garden!