July. Peaches. Sunflowers.

We have a boatload of peaches on this tree, even though it badly needs pruning and the wind broke a large branch.
We have a boatload of peaches on this tree, even though it badly needs pruning and the wind broke a large branch.

Summer’s in full swing here, and anything that’s getting water is growing like mad, including the lawn. Mike’s been watering it so it won’t die, but apparently the actual cutting of said lawn is the purview of the landlord. We hope he comes back soon to mow it, or else we will have to start looking for lurking lions, tigers and bears back there.

The water has also helped the apple and peach trees, which seem to be covered with fruit. I see pie in our future. Here are some full-swing-summer photos of La Casita. Enjoy!

Pie. Preserves. Or even plain!
Pie. Preserves. Or even plain!
Lots of little green apples too ...
Lots of little green apples too …
... fed by this little irrigation ditch behind the trees.
… fed by this little irrigation ditch behind the trees.
Gatekeeper sunflowers and happy honeybees form a nice entrance to the garden.
Gatekeeper sunflowers and happy honeybees form a nice entrance to the garden.
A forest of sunflowers and lots of volunteer herbs and flowers dominate this year. I may try to get things a little more organized next year, but for now, happy to see them all growing on their own.
A forest of sunflowers and lots of volunteer herbs and flowers dominate the garden this year. I may try to get things a little more organized next year, but for now, we’re happy to see them all growing on their own.
View of the house from the backyard — with apple, cherry and apricot trees at left; peach trees at right. The old motorhome belongs to the landlord. It will eventually sink into the desert and be found in 1000 years by archaeologists.
View of the house from the backyard — with apple, cherry and apricot trees at left; peach trees at right. The old motorhome belongs to the landlord. It will eventually sink into the desert and be found in 1000 years by archaeologists.
Front of house, with swamp cooler on the roof at left, and covered porch at right.
Front of house, with swamp cooler on the roof at left, and covered porch at right.

2 thoughts on “July. Peaches. Sunflowers.

  1. Great looking fruit trees. Pies sound great. Looks like you found a nice place. I also Googled Swamp Coolers. Very interesting. It’s basically an evaporative cooler. Sounds like the perfect unit for hot, dry climate. In fact it won’t work in humid climates.
    Love Dad

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