|The Peaches Are Forming|
Thursday was another cloudy day, with some rain in the early morning. The rain had ceased by the time I woke up, however. I walked around the back yard, today, and as you can see, the garden is doing well with all the rain.
The peach tree has set fruit, but, according to M, some of the fruit are showing frost damage and, of course, we will have to thin out the fruit in the weeks to come.
|Peaches Close Up|
The plum tree is full of flowers and I am hoping that I'll get some fruit, later on:
The nectarine tree is still thinking about it:
The orange tree is full of buds - the garden will smell so sweet when they start to flower:
|Orange Flower Buds|
Nearby, a clump of purple osteospermum is flowering :
The self-seeded broccoli plants are growing well, too. No signs, yet, of any broccoli forming, but, I'll be happy with just the leaves!
The lettuces are ready to be harvested! They are sharing a bed with some of the snow peas.
The rest of the snow peas are sharing the planting bed with the broccoli:
|The Rest of the Snow Peas|
I picked a few more snow pea pods, this afternoon, and added them to the ones I picked on Wednesday; they were sauteed and eaten with rice and chicken for dinner.
Today, I am grateful for:
- Having a back yard
- Rain to water the garden
- The fruit trees seem to have survived the winter
- Being able to harvest lettuce and snow peas
- The promise of fruit to come
Today's joyful activity was strolling in the back yard and picking snow pea pods for dinner!