Saturday, May 2, 2009

Where does the time go!

Don't you wish you could slow it down sometimes?  I sure do!  But alas, time doesn't wait for any of us.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Since we are still in the dry season here I was out watering the fruit trees and snapped a couple more pictures.  This is the mango, yum!  These babies will be ready in August.  And the tree is loaded this year.
To keep the trees from dropping the fruit, we have to water twice weekly when it's this dry.
But it sure will be worth it later this summer when they're ready to pick.

June is the beginning of our rainy season, when every afternoon will be punctuated with a rain shower.  It's so nice, because it cuts the heat for a little while. And some of the thunderstorms give us the sky for those perfect tropical sunsets.

Next up is the lemon, this is a Meyer lemon...a sweet variety.
These will be ready in about 4 weeks. Here in south Florida the lemon and lime trees are
"ever-bearing" which means they goes from one fruiting cycle to the next, producing fruit
all year round!

This is the same lemon tree and shows you how they fruit all year long...they begin to flower again right after the fruit gets about the size of a half dollar.  So that about the time the lemons in the first photo are harvested, these flowers will have become little lemons,  and then the process starts all over again!

And it's been a while since I posted fur baby photos.  This is Harry, into mischief as usual!  He will be 2 years old on Wednesday!

And beautiful Chloe, keeping an eye on her crazy brother!

Hope you are enjoying your Saturday!

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1 comment:

  1. Nice fruit trees....that must be so cool having your own fruit trees. Love the pictures of the kitties....can't believe Harry is already 2. Time sure does fly!


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