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Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Promises

This is a busy week for me.  I haven't had much chance to get on the computer to check my own blog let alone every one else's.  A couple more days and I'll be out and about to see what's going on in your neck of the woods!

See these 13 apricots?  Times that by 10,000 and that's how many are on our tree!  It promises to be a bumper crop!  Hope you'll give me a call in July to get your share of them!


This pear tree is starting to swell with pears.  Unless something "freezy" happens, we should have bushels of those golden orbs.


This tree is promising tons of apples.


The bees are plentiful on the blossoms and helps ensure that promise. 


Although this won't produce fruit, just had to throw this lilac in the mix.  Scratch your screen, I'm sure you can smell it!


My friend passed away on Mother's Day.  She was in her early 50s, and in good health.  Such a shock to everyone, especially her sweet, broken-hearted daughter and grandchildren.

 

This picture symbolizes the promise that I'll see her again.

28 comments:

Kristina P. said...

I'm so sorry about your friend. What a tragedy.

Tracy said...

I'm truly sorry about your friend!!

I can't believe how much farther ahead of us you are...as far as the stage of your trees!! AMAZING!!

Great photos!! Thanks for sharing your Spring with us freezing Wyoming souls!! :-)

Kerin said...

Connie,
My heart goes out to you and to the loved ones of your friend. That is so hard!
The promise of eternity is so wonderful and such a blessing in our lives. Now, if we could just pick up the phone and hear our loved ones voices again.....
Please feel free to share your bumper crop of fruit with me :)
Our poor gardens.... they are just waiting for some warmth. Hopefully soon.
Thanks for sharing your pictures with us and helping me remember that some day we will see warm weather again!

Kazzy said...

What friend? Why didn't you tell me?

Julie Harward said...

So sorry about the friend...life is so fragile, I have found that out! Looks like you will have lots of bottling to do as I did when we had lots of fruit trees like this! Come say hi :D

Mikki said...

Sorry about your friend. The greatest promise there at the end I think. I'm so grateful for His unwavering promise.
Beautiful pictures. I love lilacs. More of His wondrous gifts.

Jenny said...

OH, I am so sorry about your friends passing. We are so blessed to have such a promise.

I loved the apricots you brought me last year. Hope I can come visit and enjoy a few more this year.

Brenda said...

That promise is such a comfort. I love the song "Each Life That Touches Ours For Good"...sweet words that help to heal broken hearts.
I can't wait to hear all the ways that you use your apricots and pears. AND enjoy those LILACS...I can almost smell them...aahhh!

Cheeseboy said...

Those are very pretty lilacs, but they make me sneeze just looking at them.

Heffalump said...

I'm sorry for the loss of your friend, and so glad you know that it is only temporary.

The lilacs are lovely, and I am glad I can't smell them because I am very allergic to them!

Camille said...

I love lilacs! Planning on clipping some from my neighbors huge bushes at midnight.

Which friend passed away?

Julie P said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your friend.

Also, I'm trying not to be jealous that you live on property with so many gorgeous, heavy bearing fruit trees. It's totally not working though. Green with envy.

linda said...

So sorry to hear of your friend passing away suddenly. I've had 2 friends pass away unexpectedly in the last month. It sure makes you think about your own mortality.

Kimmie said...

Such happy and gorgeous photos. Spring truly is my favorite time of year...I never tire of the blossoming trees, the gorgeous smell of the fragrant blossoms and flowers and I thoroughly enjoy all of those bees buzzing around and pollinating everything.

I am SO envious of all of your fruit trees that you get an abundant crop most every year. What a blessing!!

SO sorry to hear of your friend passing. There is nothing more sad than when someone is taken before their time. That is SO sad for that poor family and SO sad for you too. At least you have a little bit of JOY in your yard to cheer you at such a sad time. Your lilac bush is gorgeous and I am breathing in and I can smell how good it smells by the gorgeous photo on your screen.

I understand about it being a HECTIC time of year. I haven't been on the computer much myself. 2 weeks from tomorrow and it's the last day of school and LOTS of events going on surrounding that.

Hope the rest of your week is a happy one and "HUGS" to you!!

Cherie said...

Connie I am so sorry about your friend. It is always so shocking when someone dies so young.

Your flowering trees are beautiful.

Hope your week is great!

FabuLeslie said...

Sorry to hear about your friend. Beautiful fruit and lilacs. Thanks for sharing.

Beth at Aunties said...

I am sooo sorry about your friend. So young.. and when it is a surprise you do not have time to say goodbye. Bless her daughter's heart and family! My sister was 54.

When you call "Apricot" I would love to come running!:)
I too have not had time to blog, sleep or hardly breathe...in a few weeks hopefully life will settle down:)

Teachinfourth said...

Sorry about the death of your friend on a day which is supposed to be a celebration.

Lilacs are my favorite flower. The smell is fantastic...

Lloyd said...

So sorry about your friend. I will pray for her family and friends to give them the courage and strength to carry on. I will also pray that your Lord Jesus will give you and your friends family the peace and comfort that only He can bring. God's Blessings. Lloyd

knk said...

oh beautiful flowers
i like it

oh thats sad news i am so sorry
may god bless her family

Melissa Miller said...

Connie I'm so sorry about your friend. What a shock and a reminder of how precious life is.

The flowers and trees are really lush and beautiful!

Blessings, ~Melissa :)

gigi said...

Blessings and prayers for you and your friends family.

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

I am so sorry about your friend. And for it to happen on Mothers Day seems even harder. Thanks for coming by and entering my giveaway, Cindy

HunDuddle Hussy said...

ok that made me get goosebumps. ur perfect :)

wendy said...

I am so terribly sorry for your friend. WOW, early 50's and in good health. so hard to accept sometimes.
but like all the blossoms on your trees that promise to bring forth fruit, and like the beauty of that lilac
she lives, and it is just a "change of season" for her and her family.
We have to try and find the beauty in that I guess.

Heather said...

I am so sorry to hear about your friend! I will pray for comfort for you and her daughter and grandchildren. I love the picture you put up to remind you that you will see her again!

May has been busy for me too!

Something Special said...

Oh that must have been a hard one. Have you ever read the book "The Message" You can find it at Deseret Book. It is the best little book ever when someone passes away suddenly. I read it a couple of months ago when my father in law passed away and my husband's best friend died at age 52 in an accident.

Yvonne said...

So sorry to hear about your friend. We are so blessed to know what we know.

I love this time of year with all the blossoms--and I love, love, love lilac's.