..... good afternoon, gentle reader..... I hope that you are for me, well, I'm just peachy...... and hey, that reminds me, I'm actually going to have peaches this year.... I'm stoked.....

... last spring I planted a little peach tree at the edge of the patio between two dogwoods..... the lady in the garden section of Lowes said that it would "look nice" with pretty pink blooms each spring.... and being in a rather delicate frame of mind at the time, I imagined that having a tree blossoming in pink set betwixt a bunch of white dogwoods would be just the springtime ticket.... so, as you do, I bought that baby and planted it the same day.... little did I know that peach trees and dogwoods bloom a month apart... (... I know that now, but hey, it's all good..) .... and what's more, I had NO IDEA that it would produce fruit after just one year!.... hot damn, I am excited... that little trooper is only four feet tall and it already has about twenty five little peaches about the size of acorns dotted all over it.....

.... and the grapevine I planted two years ago?..... oh yeah..... for the past two years it has steadily crawled across the railings of the deck near the steps...... I checked it yesterday and it is dripping with tiny little clusters of soon-to-be-grapes..... so I'm going to have peaches AND grapes this summer.... I can hardly wait....

.... I've always wanted to laze on my deck in the shade, find myself suddenly a bit peckish, and simply lean back, pick something off of a vine/tree/bush and slake my appetite in the most slothful way that I possibly could...... and this year, ladies and gentlemen, that hedonistic wish is just about to come true.....

.... anyhoo, speaking of hedonism, I'm off shortly - as in on Tuesday of next week - for my annual trip to Scotland to visit the in-laws at The World's Smallest Hilton.... as such, I shall be out of pocket until mid-month..... yeah, yeah, yeah.... I know that y'all are going to miss me terribly... but hey, I promise to come back with lots of stories about eating fancy sausages, photographing sheep, and sipping delicious adult beverages in the shadow of The Cairngorms... and probably at least one story about rain, fog, wind, etc.....

.... but yeah, since I will be offline, I hope to blackmail, bribe, coax a few bloggers into dropping by to post once in a while...... hell, I'd certainly hate to have you guys bored......

by Eric on May 02, 2008 | Bullshit (7) | TrackBack (0) | Blogging
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Hot Dog! Daiquiris on the deck!

I loved my time in Scotland and would go back in a heartbeat. The Piper posted a photo today that I took while while in Aberdeen I hope you have a great time, but I will miss your posts.

Bullshitted by Lou on May 2, 2008 04:13 PM

Ooooohhhh blooms! I am still talking to my little new trees around here. Coxing them to wakey wakey!! It's time!

Bullshitted by Richmond on May 2, 2008 06:44 PM

Oh how I loves me some fresh peaches right off the old peach vine. er... uh... tree. Hope you have a plan to keep your aforementioned boids out of the peaches and grapes. They will play havoc wid dem.

Safe trip, agreeable weather, good health, cooperative sheep, easy hangovers...

Bullshitted by Winston on May 2, 2008 07:37 PM

You startin' another Tennessee distillery/vineyard/airport/haircare/nursery and tire center down there?

Grape Wine and Peach brandy... Rock on! Have a safe and enjoyable trip hoss. I've heard of and had Georgia peaches, are Tennessee peaches just as good, or is that a BCS/SEC thing?

Bullshitted by RedNeck on May 2, 2008 09:21 PM

"Peaches come from a can they were put there by a man
In a factory downtown
If I had my little way I'd eat peaches everyday
Sun soakin bulges in the shade"

Thanks for sticking that in my head, dude. See ya on the morn...

Bullshitted by That 1 Guy on May 2, 2008 09:54 PM

I wish I had room for a peach tree. And a plum, a grapefruit, a kiwi vine. Well, you get the picture.

I need to win the lottery!

Bullshitted by Nancy on May 2, 2008 10:19 PM

Remember to pay us a visit when you're over in sunny Scotland

Bullshitted by Mark on May 3, 2008 03:52 AM