Peach Blossom

With great anticipation I kept checking the peach blossoms today. The weather is sunny and not too cold, in the 50’s and 60’s. The wind is calm. So I was hoping the honey bees would find the peach orchard, and they did.

It was exhilarating to watch one of Christine’s bees go from flower to flower pollinating them. While this by no means guarantees we’ll have peaches in August, this at least assures that we’re on the right track; peaches should start growing once the flowers drop.

It really was incredible.

To watch the process first hand. How magnificent the nature works. We take so much for granted, in this age of factory farming and buying all our food at a grocery store. To connect with the natural process – a process that is simple, yet fraught with opportunities for failure – there was something fundamental and spiritual about the whole ordeal. I felt special witnessing it first hand. In a fast paced world where we never find the time to “smell the roses” let alone watch our food being made.

It’s a really special experience and I’m fortunate to be able to witness it right in our back yard.

A honey bee pollinating a peach blossom in our orchard today.

A honey bee pollinating a peach blossom in our orchard today.

Daisy getting into trouble again.

Daisy getting into trouble again.

 

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