Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Summer Peaches


There are a few things that mean summer is here! One of them is eggplant and fresh tomatoe sandwiches (to die for!) and the other is fresh picked peaches on Bryers Natural Vanilla Ice Cream! Oh yummy.
We moved both my apricot and peach tree during the construction this last year and I was sure that I wouldn't have much fruit. But to all of our surprise the tree, happyin their new location, set tons of fruit. I watched the apricots start to turn a beautiful orange and as I got ready to pick the birds got every last apricot! Oh no! I swore that this wouldn't happen to my peaches! Its amazing how the birds just know when the fruit is ready and they come in and get them right before picking time. I have done everything from nets to CD's hanging off the branches at our old house to try and beat the critters to the fruit. So I was getting ready to cover the tree when I noticed that the fruit was ready, so I ate some just to be sure, perfect! So I picked a bowl of them, we ate them over the next few days and I went back out to see if there were any left and to my amazement, nothing was touched. This repeated itself twice again until now I am down to a few left to pick. The birds for some reason haven't touched them, makes me wonder whats wrong with them?


I took tons of pictures to paint so I can thoroughly enjoy my peach season through out the year. I then bought some new watercolors to help inspire me!

6 comments:

PamYla said...

Absolutely beautiful!!!

Jenny said...

Beautiful peaches. Nice of the birds to leave them for you. You don't need an excuse to buy watercolors, though inspiration does work.

Africantapestry and Myfrenchkitchen said...

I love the washes in your peaches Desiree! Maybe the birds just gave you a break!I feel like having a peach now...
Ronell

purplepaint said...

I hope you don't mind, I gave you an award, love your artwork! Details are here:

http://pencil-paper-paint.blogspot.com/

Marva

Mindy said...

your art is beautiful! There's a peaceful, satisfying quality about it which I like. I'm also in California :-)

Ai said...

Very yummy and beautiful.

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