Peaches

Our garden plot had a peach explosion in June.  Early June, small peaches lined our peach tree’s thin branches like strings of beads. It was bittersweet to pick the immature fruit, but necessary to allow growing space and branch support for some peaches to reach full size. By mid June many small peaches dropped on … More Peaches

Walking sticks

We found a lovely canopy of Japanese Maple trees on a late November walk in North Carolina. I found a little refuge, a reminder that God is our refuge and shelter. My son found walking sticks.  He brought them home, removed the  bark with a pocket knife and rubbed the bare wood smooth with fine … More Walking sticks

Arbor Day 2015 – Celebrate and Plant a Tree

Last year, my husband planted this Eastern Redbud tree in our backyard to celebrate my birthday.  This is our first Spring to watch it bloom.  Redbud trees have small rosy-pink flowers that outline its bare branches like strings of lights. The flowers follow the curve of the tree limbs giving these trees a light and … More Arbor Day 2015 – Celebrate and Plant a Tree

Trees in Winter

Trees in winter are beautiful! The bare tree branches are like line drawings on the sky.   The branches on our fig tree grew a lot  longer this year.   We used to cover them in burlap for the winter, but they are too big for that now (see our fig tree post for more information about … More Trees in Winter