Tuesday, February 28, 2012

A Peachy Kind of View

A lovely grove of fruit trees graces the front of my old house.  A peach tree resides there that has been with this old house for many a year. 

Like most of us, age has taken a toll on her.  Her branches are not as fruitful as they used to be and she seems frail in the blowing wind. 

She is gracious in her composure and generous in her nature. 

Buds are forming once again on her branches, as she readies herself for yet another season. 



A tree is known by its fruit; a man by his deeds.  A good deed is never lost; he who sows courtesy reaps friendship, and he who plants kindness gathers love. 

Saint Basil 

34 comments:

  1. lovely reflection...

    basil is one of my favorites, ephasizing as he did the balance between work and prayer, prayer and work

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  2. The cool weather and mild sunlight seems great for taking pictures !

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  3. You are so fortunate to have an old peach tree -- they don't do very well in our climate, but we try. The bark is lovely on this one. :)

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  4. Hope you get lots of peaches this year. My favorite fruit. Your photos and reflection are beautiful.

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  5. Heart moving post today.....you truly have a gift.

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  6. How nice that you have a peach tree in your yard, most of the peaches in our state come from the Eastern portion. xo

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  7. very lovely, especially the 3rd photo. and Basil had it right!

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  8. I would love to have a peach tree but like Nancy says they don't do well in our climate.

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  9. We've never successfully grown peaches, but fortunately we can get them from the next valley over. Your photos remind me that pruning-time approaches.

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  10. reminds me of an apple tree we had when I was a kid...she had apples that made the best applesauce I've ever eaten!

    by the time I was a teenager time had taken it's toll and the apple tree was gone!

    I still miss her!

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  11. really wonderful post.

    and i like your new header, too.

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  12. Excellent post, beautiful images!

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  13. Lovely old peach tree! My old peaches will only flower in June...Love those blossoms even though ours' fruits are pathetically small due to the heat.

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  14. Good analogy between an aging tree and life -- barbara

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  15. Has anyone given the tree a good pruning to revitalize it?

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  16. Beautiful! and your music is making me cry... that's great too...

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  17. Wonderful shots of a wonderful landscape!

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  18. I've got buds on the trees and bushes here too, in Oregon.. but man it's still cold. I am anxiously awaiting some dagnabbed warmth! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  19. Your peach tree has a lot of character. I hope she produces a lot of peaches for you this year.
    Basil's quote is something we all should live by.

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  20. Hi lovely lady.
    Your photos are Beautiful as always..
    Thanks so much for your sweet comments on my new Tablescape. I hope you have a wonderful week with your family.
    XXOO Diane

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  21. Here's hoping that the tree burst forth in beautiful bud followed by a fruitful summer. Even if it doesn't, it will earn its keep with its pretty lines and bark.

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  22. I love your peach tree - and your tribute to her.

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  23. We lost our one and only peach tree several years ago. When it was healthy, it had the nost beautiful blossoms! Never had much fruit, though!

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  24. Just today I was telling THE BOSS that I'm ready to see blossoms on the apple trees on our ridge. I'm so tired of gray!

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  25. Love that quote. Your perspective in this series is really great. So exciting, i hope she gives you lots of fruit this year and hope you have a good peach pie recipe. Yep i bet you already do :)

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  26. My peach trees and fig tree have all already bloomed. I hope we don't get a late freeze.

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  27. So beautiful. I hope she bears much fruit this year at the Farmette! Fresh peaches are so very close to heaven!

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  28. I'm afraid most fruit trees are not long lived. It's great to enjoy them while we have them.

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  29. I would love to have a peach tree growing in my back yard, but living in zone 3 - zone 4 (we're right on the line) means my hardy apple trees are safest.

    Right now I don't even have an orchard, just a bunch of apple trees that have grown up on our land through the years. I honestly think they're from the days of my riding horseback everywhere, munching on apples and tossing the cores!

    As always, your photographs make me swoon. Lovely!

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  30. Lovely photos and so soothing to look at.

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  31. Several of the big orchards in my area were changed into golf courses but there are still a few old fruit trees much like yours hanging in there.

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