Pretend You Are a Dog

Pretend You Are a Dog

Pretend You Are a Dog “Here’s why I will be a good person. Because I listen. I cannot speak, so I listen very well. I never interrupt, I never change the course of the conversation with a comment of my own. People, if you pay attention to them, change the direction of...
Wishes and Promises

Wishes and Promises

Wishes and Promises “The blossoms of the apricot blow from the east to the west, and I have tried to keep them from falling.” – Ezra  I took this image back in May when my apricot tree was flowering with wishes of the harvest to come. But unlike the previous two...
Apricots in the Rain

Apricots in the Rain

Apricots in the Rain At the most difficult moments of my life, when it seemed that every door was closed to me, the taste of those apricots comes back to comfort me with the notion that abundance is always within reach, if only one knows how to find it. – Isabel...
Secrety Beauty

Secrety Beauty

Secret Beauty With the bumper crop of apricots ripening on my tree I’ve spent most of the last two days preserving literally hundreds of them. You can imagine my surprise when I discovered a laybug tucked behind one of the stones of an apricot I was pitting....
First Batch

First Batch

Ruckus-Makin’ Jam If you don’t like apricotish snapshots you’ve come to the wrong place! (At least until my bumper crop has been polished off.) I had no concept of the size of the wave I’d end up riding when I took a trip to Albertsons for some...
Love Made Visible

Love Made Visible

Love Made Visible “Trees indeed have hearts.” ― Henry David Thoreau Each morning this week I’ve crept outside to retrieve twenty to thirty tiny suns that have dropped overnight from my apricot tree. Wanting to not miss any part of this miracle, I’ve spent time...

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