Sunday, December 22, 2013

This is the giving season, and our apricot tree is doing its part. The austral thrushes get first pick, having the advantage of flight. After a nibble or two, the fruit plops to the ground. First to reach the damaged fruit are the sow bugs. Then our tortoise Speedy cruises by and takes bites here and there in his rounds about the garden. Yet there are still plenty sweet, juicy apricots left for us. A true summer pleasure is to sink my teeth into a recently plucked damasco. Our tree is truly a Giving Tree.

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