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Fallen peaches

September 21, 2011 Leave a comment

Peaches - some fallen, some attached

The wind is knocking our peaches down to form little puddles of gold on the steep slope.

The tree grows out of the slope about half-way down. It was spared, along with the fig tree just below it, during the earth-moving project that allowed the burying of the septic tank.

The slope is very steep indeed. Sitting on it, I have to wedge either my seat or my feet in order not to slide down.

It’s so steep that the twigs of the peach tree not only touch it, but actually lie along it. With the result that fallen peaches and peaches that are still attached are in some places indistinguishable.

But I’m certainly not looking a gift horse in the mouth. This is the first year that we’ve had a significant crop on this tree, since I started serious treatment of its leaf curl, and the peaches, though not large, are particularly juicy.