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Cloudy with Thunderstorms

Weather forecast for Dallas Texas
This is what my weather looks like today.

The weather in Texas has been so unpredictable this year.

One day hot, next day cold. 

Looks like spring one day, then back to winter.

But last night, it rained buckets over here. The forecast also called for a chance of large hail, I will check my car once it gets light outside.

Also checked on the plants, everyone is fine. They survived a beating last night, the rain was pelting hard with heavy winds.

A little of God’s grace brightened my day!

Gee is completing his second week of the COVID fight. (he travelled to NY to work ER). 

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Young peach tree, planted about one month ago, it is growing beautifully. This baby is loaded!
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My plums, we have never grew these before. I thought they would all be on the ground, but they survived!

The lightning took center stage!

The pelting rain was heralded by a long and glorious display of light!

I had never seen so much continuous light in the sky. It seemed like the sky lit up like July 4th fireworks for close to an hour.

I even felt a twinge of apprehension that this was more than a regular storm.

I moved my head away from the window and that gave an even better view of the display!

Not sure when the fireworks and rain ended as I eventually fell asleep.

This morning I awoke and outside the air is fresh and clean and my babies (the plants) have made it.

I am thankful that all our trees and plants survived the onslaught. 

No signs of hail damage either.

God is good.

Stay well, stay safe and God bless us all!

 

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The Little Things We Find Pleasure in…(2)

The last of my summer fruits

So this is a follow up to one of my earlier posts about our pear tree and its fruits. Today my mother and I went over to the house (we no longer occupy the premises, but still own it) and picked the last of its fruits.

We, well mostly me, had been eating the pears before they came into their fullness, see pic below of a less-matured pear and notice the difference in the color. The younger ones were just beginning to show signs of being kissed by the sun but were good none the less.

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These pears are the best, with the texture of apples and of course the graininess of pears and just enough sugar to make it delicious, at least to me. Did I neglect to mention they were also tree-ripened. The flavors are so much more enhanced when they ripen in the sun.

Due to its firm texture, it would be perfect in a salad. I should give that a try.

I love all pears and this pear in particular is a favorite of mine even though I cannot recall the name. The tree information has long since been bleached by the Texas sun.

The last pears of the season and of course I wanted to take a picture of them for I will have to wait one whole year for their return.

Gods providence for us is a constant we can count on and I feel so blessed to be able to grow and eat my fresh fruits.