A whispering of leaves. . .
Sometimes, after the sound of trembling leaves, goes a ping! against a ladder, a bench, a table, or the shed, followed by a thud.
Rustle . . . ping! . . . plop!
I wonder how many times Molly the Cat has had a near miss with a fallen lemon or apple or avocado or apricot or Asian pear.
The Husband says that Missy Girl knows precisely where to lay herself down in the backyard.
He's right, Missus Lady. Purrrrrrrrrrrr.
This has been a good year for Mama's fruit trees because of the winter and spring rains. All the trees have been continually aborting themselves of immature seeds and fruits so that the fittest may live to full development. Plop! The lemon tree is a different story. We can't reach the top branches, thus when the fruit ripens, plop!
The two apricot trees had branches heavily laden with fruit that they snapped. Giving baskets and box lids full of apricots to several friends didn't make a dent to the tree. Plop, plop, plop. I thought it would be easy to give away apricots. Not in our town that once upon a time was known for its orchards of Blenheim apricots. A lot of folks have a Blenheim apricot tree or know someone who does and has already been gifted with the fruit.
On Saturday, the Husband and I finally picked most of the apricots. On Sunday, I made six tubs of savory apricot sauce, four apricot galettes, and six mini-apricot pies that already are in the freezer. There's also a bowl of cut apricots in a sugar and lemon juice concoction in the fridge, which will continually be replenished until the fruit is no more.
I didn't make the apricot jam that you see in the photo. That was made by Gal-pal L, which may have contained some apricots from our tree. Other friends have made pies and cobbler from the fruit. That's pretty cool.
Today, I'm hanging out at All Seasons, hosted by Jesh of The Jesh Studio, and Mosaic Monday, hosted by Angie of Letting Go of the Bay Leaf. If you have a chance, check out the other participants. Lots of wonderful bloggers out there Thank you, lovely hosts!