Meanwhile back at the ranch…episode 18

A hush has come over the orchard….trees in a state of resignation.  Spring has come and nearly gone, taking with it the possibility of rain.

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The field,  yellow with mustard just several weeks ago,

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now brown.

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Preparing for yet another family wedding here in July…a lovely reason to spend quality time with my trees.

Some have bravely put out new leaves,

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and blossoms, in the naive belief that irrigation can replace rainfall.

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Dew provides the only natural moisture.

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Others have let go less hardy branches to conserve strength for healthier parts.

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As I snip off dead wood and dry leaves, we talk, the trees and I, of drawing from our inner strength, minimizing self-inflicted stress, focusing on the future…

…and we pray for rain.

1 Comment

Filed under Family history, Garden, Inspiration, Nature, Seasons

One response to “Meanwhile back at the ranch…episode 18

  1. Karen Blake

    Good advice on so many levels!

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