Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Happy Spring!

It's hard to believe that winter is over - but all around me the flowers are blooming, our trees are sprouting new leaves and the surest spring sign of all - my allergies are starting up.  I love this time of year when everything is still green and the temperatures are warm but mild.  The photo is from our little nectarine tree.  It's probably only 5 feet tall and not very full but the fruit is delicious - when we get a chance to have any.  The nectarines get ripe around the end of June and I think the last several years we have been gone during that period - and it's only a few days before they fall from the tree or the birds get them all.  We have no summer vacation plans this year so I think we will be eating all the nectarines we can for several days in a row!

The fig trees are both full of new leaves and I'm sure they will once again be prolific.  We have a volunteer fig tree that came up last year and is already at least 3 feet tall.  I am not much of a gardener so any tree that has volunteered to grow in our yard is more than welcome.  I love things that are willing to put up with my sporadic attention.  

I have a backlog of things I need to blog - it's been very busy around here.  I'll try to get something new posted tonight or in the next couple of days!