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A Few Damp Fall Friends I See Out My Window

Sunday—the dry spell that we’ve been enjoying came to an end, and since then we’ve been treated to the dark side of an Iowa fall—cool, wet, monotonous rain with none of the dramatic skies and energy of a summer storm. 498 more words


Fleeting Fall

I hear on the news just now that people should take their fill of the leaves this weekend (a long one here), they are at their peak.   108 more words


Pears & Apples

The first pears are falling off of our two pear trees, so we’ve officially begun harvesting. I haven’t identified the variety yet. Pears are not like apples; pears should be picked when still hard, but when the stem easily separates from the branch when the fruit is lifted, and allowed to ripen on their own. 392 more words

365 of Me: 262/104

You know Fall is coming when the ground beneath the pear tree in Mom’s back yard looks like this. There was a time when Mom’s side yard had 3 or 4 apples trees, a plum tree, a cherry tree, a peach tree, and the pear tree. 35 more words

366 Of Me - A Year Of Photos

Survivor Tree September 11, 2001

This is a true story of a pear tree that on Sept 11, 2001 was badly burned, it had been located on Church Street at the World Trade Center. 52 more words


The Fruits of My Labour

Ok.  So there is no labour involved in the production of pears at the Twenty Second Avenue Farm.  They pretty much just do their thing. Or they don’t.   350 more words



I would like to introduce you all to one of my resident bastardsquirrels. His name is Simba for the way he finds the tallest notch in the tree and looks over his pride of bastardsquirrels with his full mouth and full belly.  379 more words