Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Hope and Humor

It was 6:30 a.m. when I rolled out of bed and walked over to my favorite window to pray for the day. I hadn't been up this early in awhile, and when I looked out the window, I saw something I seldom see.

The backyard seemed to be in a shadow, but the peach tree was glowing with a warm light. It looked beautiful, even though it has been braving a drought. We've had no rain for endless months.

I found my camera and stepped outside. After about 10 pictures of the peach tree I returned to my praying post and tried not to get distracted.

Here is a before and after picture of my GROWING vegetable garden. I have peppers, zuchini (about 5 inches long now) and tomatoes (the first one turned red yesterday)

One pepper bush has been doing exceptionally well. At least 15 skinny little lime green peppers dangled from the vine a few days ago. of them I turned bright red. I plucked it off, rinsed it, and bit into it.


Dylan watched me prancing around the kitchen. I filled a glass with water.

"Drink milk, mom." he said nonchalantly. He had one eye on the computer and one eye on me. I was panting by this time.

My husband walked in. "What's going on?"

"I bit into a pepper! Why did God make these so hot? He must have a sense of humor."

" can't be that hot," my husband said. "You're just not accustomed to spicy foods."

He'll change his mind about that! I'm going to spike his spaghetti with one of these!


The Gatekeeper said...

Uuuwww, I'll be over for some of those peaches and I for sure want a report on that spiked spaghetti. LOL.

Becky Wolfe said...

hahah - spiced spaghetti, comin up! Funny! Maybe you should make some of your own salsa with your peppers...just be sure to wear gloves or the juices will certainly burn your skin. (My mom learned that the hard way)

Your garden looks great. I'm afraid I just didn't get mine off the ground this year. Seemed like too much work...not that I don't have the time...just lost the desire.

Beautiful peach tree! You must be on watering restrictions with such a drought! So far so good here but they keep saying its going to be a scorcher. Luckily, June has been cooler than normal.

Sharon Lynne said...

Do anyone have a good salsa receipe? I'm going to have a lot of tomatoes.

Or I'll just google some salsa recipes.

JAM said...

Too bad you couldn't have kept a straight face and casually offered your son a bite. Then you could see him sweat a bit.

Your garden is growing nicely, but you didn't even mention those two nice, strategically located chairs that have grown in the same time as the plants.

The Gatekeeper said...

Don't you have a copy of Mom's cookbook????? She's got a grrrreeaat salsa recipe in there. Homemade!!

JAM said...

I forgot, the peach tree is impressive. I love it when just one item or two catches the sun like that.

I bet those peaches are tasty...

Susan Kelly Skitt said...

Peaceful peaches and potent peppers! Whew... don't invite me for spaghetti :) LOL!

Back to the peaches, I love the quiet of the morning to read my Bible and pray. What a gift to see God ignite your tree with the morning sun. It looked like it was glowing!