I love a good porch and I’ve admired the one on this building for years. Our attorney had her office here at one time.
We planted this peach tree in the early spring of 2013. It has beared fruit only twice since then and each time the birds got to the peaches before they ripened, leaving nothing for us but leaves. I’ve thought about replacing it with another orange tree (we’ve had great success with our orange trees) but the peach is such a pretty tree and the birds seem to love it. And we love the birds.
“Would you like to throw a stone at me?
Here, take all that’s left of my peach.”
— excerpt from the poem “Peach” by D.H. Lawrence 1929
A few hours on the smoker and the taste of these Johnsonville brats goes from good to fantastic.
For my wife, who continues to overflow with both.
The avocado seed went in the jar last May. Eight weeks later, after no splits or sprouts, the avocado seed went in the trash. Disappointing, but it’s probably for the best. We don’t want a fruitless avocado tree, and it turns out the odds of a seed propagated avocado tree bearing fruit are pretty slim. At least not for many years, if then. Maybe we’ll try again in the spring and plant two young Hass avocado trees out in the backyard instead of starting from a seed.
Our plum tree has been in the ground for six years now and it looks like it’s finally thinking about bearing fruit.
I’m not a fan of Starbucks Coffee. I’ve never really forgiven them for waking America up to the fact that there was so much more to coffee than what the Folgers, Yuban, and Maxwell House of my day had to offer, thereby raising the price of a cup of coffee from half a buck to almost four dollars in just a few short years. But that’s water under the bridge, as they say, and we’re all better off now because of it. Aren’t we?
Anyway, I do like some of their coffee cups, and this is one of them.