Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Peach Thief

When we got back from our camping trip to Keaton Beach, we jumped on the golf cart for a tour of the property.

Al was checking on his garden.  Yep….lots more weeds!  The tomatoes are doing well, but still green.  We have some jalapenos, and green peppers, and he has quite a few cucumbers (pickles as Al calls them).

The peaches had grown a lot and were getting the pretty peach color…however, we had little bites taken out of a lot of them.  They didn’t eat the whole peach, just took a bite or two.  We know it was the squirrels because we have seen them do it.  I grabbed a few that were still on the tree.  Darned if I’m going to waste them.  I’ll just cut off their bite areas and peel and wash them and I’m eating the rest!  Boy are they yummy.  I love our peaches and will sure miss them when we leave here.

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While we were gone the crape myrtles started blooming and the Mimosa are now in full bloom.

Here are a few photos of the Mimosa trees.

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Here are some Lillies that started to bloom while we were gone.

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Our Gardenia must have bloomed like crazy while we were gone but mostly what we have left are the brown remains :(

Full moon tonight.  It is going to be pretty.  We also saw a lot of Fireflies.  Before we came here, we hadn’t seen any since we were kids!

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We saw our newly fledged Blue Birds.  There were 5 of them and we saw the whole family flying around the yard!  Hope they will all survive to mate and have more babies!

6 comments:

Cindy said... [Reply to comment]

Those peaches look so yummy. They are starting to harvest them around here in the Hill Country.
I do love Mimosa trees..we played in and under these trees as children!!

Cindy and Walker

Connie,Barry said... [Reply to comment]

Lovely pics! The peaches look so yummy!

I cut our PA peach tree back too far last summer and now it's dead this year. Still didn't cut it down because the birds like to sit in it.

The DE peach tree gets tons of peaches but because of too much wind along the water there, they get knocked to the ground before getting much bigger than a quarter.

Fireflys - lightening bugs as we call them - when we were little, we used to catch them in a jar to make a lantern and then let them go.

Connie

Merikay said... [Reply to comment]

When we lived in Wisconsin, we had trouble with the raccoons opening the corn and taking a bite to see if it was ripe yet! We wouldn't have minded if they had just taken a few ears completely!

Your pictures are lovely.

Rick and Paulette said... [Reply to comment]

Great pictures. I don't think I've ever seen a Mimosa tree before - they are beautiful. Nice peaches, too!

Happytrails said... [Reply to comment]

Beautiful peaches...I can almost taste them. Nothing better.:)
Your property looks so nice. I love the Mimosa trees and rich lush green of the grass and trees. Nice.

Enjoy all the "fruits" of your labor!!
Mike & Gerri (happytrails)
http://freedom2roll.blogspot.com

Margie and Roger said... [Reply to comment]

Georgia peaches - yum, yum.