Friday, September 08, 2006

More Spring - Yes, More I said!

More evidence of the emergence of Aotearoa from the opression of Winter. My peach tree and my apricot tree are full of blossoms. Fruit is coming!

Here is the peach tree...

And here is the apricot (the one that gives me one apricot a year, yahoo!)...

San Nakji for President!


Anonymous said...

One apricot a year.

Hardly seems worth it.

Cergie said...

You must be patient, dear SN.
It was not since a long time you put this poor apricot tree in your garden, is it ?
Fruit trees need at least 3 or 4 years to give heavily.
This remember me a book I read "Agakuk"; it is the story of an young Inuit who get married, has a baby and when he sees the toothless mouth of the baby, he almost abandons him. Happily his wife refuses.
He was thinking that an Inuit without teeth will not survive, and in his world also teeth are useful for all doing.

Here in Cergy, my hazelnuts are now fallen on the ground. Yummy, and not difficult to gather: just pick up.
Near Paris, peach and apricot trees are abondant. Even in my Vosges mountain, peach trees give good fruits. We had one species whose peachs we gathered under the snow.
Good cooked with wine and sugar.
Very good.

Friar Tuck said...

How purrrrty

Oricon Ailin said...

Very beautiful. We have a pomegranet (sp?) tree in our backyard. Oh yeah, and a fig tree that is starting to grow again.

We've also been growing tomatoes, green chilies, and jalapenos in the backyard too.

Hope you are well, my friend. I really need to email you all that's going on.



black feline said...

it better be a giant apricot...for all your friends here!

Tim Rice said...

Beautiful! But I've been enjoying my fresh peaches. :)

Cergie said...

Gorgeous graceful silk flowers...
Japanese prints owe much to peach flowers and your photos are showing their beauty to its advantage..

roman said...

A beautiful flower AND a delicious apricot. This tree is working overtime.
Here in New England the squirrels are busilly gathering acorns from the giant oak trees surrounding the house. They are also eating the insides of the pine cones and leaving mounds of husks beneath. Canada geese are flying in V formations making a loud cacophony of squaks as they pass overhead to the south. Different sets of finches are hanging on the feed bags every day as they use our yard as a feeding station on their migration.
Leaves are falling.
Old man winter will be here soon.

Oricon Ailin said...

Absolutely beautiful.

Here, it's comfortable. It's not too hot and it's not chilly yet.

Who knows what this winter will bring, considering all the other weird weather we've been having.

rubyslipperlady said...

I thought apricot trees only gave fruit like every 7 years or so.

Enjoy the show while it lasts!

Brotha Buck said...

Very, very, very cool. The flower and the photo.