Thursday, July 28, 2011

you capture: fruit

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It's early. Tim just left for work, I put my girls in the tub for a much needed bath, I fed the cat so he would behave, I finished my coffee, and I found just a few minutes as the sun continues to rise along with the mercury to sit at the computer. I haven't checked out the You Capture theme for a while, but today I did. The theme is fruit. Perfect. We do have two fruit trees in our back yard which we will eventually make into a small orchard. We have an apple tree, which seems to be having some production issues, and a pear tree that is due for a much needed pruning. Pears though, they are one of my most favorite fruits when perfectly ripe and juicy. I snapped a few shots of the pear abundance just the other day when I was down at the butterfly bush. Yesterday we watched a doe and a ground hog enjoy the fallen fruits. They were fascinating to watch but I need to stay on top of that because I'd like for those pears to be ours. Maybe I'll get to make some pear butter this fall. My sister made some a few years back and she said it was easy and super delicious. Anyway, here is one fully loaded branch.
And here's a shot of the whole, unruly tree. (note to self: find out when to prune fruit trees) See that opening in the woods behind the tree? That is the doorway through which the wildlife enters our yard. We spotted a fawn back there yesterday...no pun intended...but really a tiny fawn with white spots, it really doesn't get any cuter than that.

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So there you have it. An early morning post with a side of fruit. xoANG

7 comments:

Stacia said...

Wow, look at all that green! And you're right. A perfectly ripe pear is the best.

Jen said...

That backs up your yard? How awesome!

em said...

Love all that open space...we have to feed our dog pretty early too so she doesn't get too "annoying"

Teresa said...

I just love to see the trees loaded with fruit!

Jessica Monte said...

Hey, go you for keeping fruit trees! I wish I had a tip on when to prune them, but either way, they look great! Happy picking!

Anonymous said...

Great pictures of the big back yard, pears and the bees. Lov e the new home!! Big G

Yarny Days said...

Oh so nice! What a lovely green space.