At this point you might be asking yourself, what does that have to do with the picture of peaches I've posted? We have a peach tree which is about 12 years old now. The tree looked like the Charlie Brown Christmas tree when we bought it. I was embarrassed to put it in the middle of our big backyard. To be honest, I wasn't happy about the tree at first because I was under the impression my husband was going to come home from the nursery with a big tree. After it sat in its container for several days my husband finally planted it in a corner of our house by our deck. The tree flourished and after a couple of years produced delicious juicy peaches. Some years the peaches were better than others. A few times the leaves developed a fungus and branches broke every year from either storms or the weight of the peaches. We built a sunroom this year next to the tree and had to cut some of it back yet the tree continues to produce fruit. This year we had a bountiful harvest of peaches. We have shared them with friends and neighbors and I made peach cobbler and peach crisp.
This may be the last year for the peach tree, but we have thought that several times before and it continues to give. I hope it's happy because it has made us happy over the years.