Thursday, August 30, 2012

Thursday's Thirteen: Harvest Season

We live in the middle of a almond orchard and it's Harvest Season which means...

*All photos were taken by me or my daughter

1. All these lovely almond blooms
2. That opened in the early spring time...Fell off.
 3. The nut has matured during the long hot summer.
 4. And the almonds have dried and the outer shell popped open
 5. Dried Almond
6. Almond cracked open and ready to eat.
The Harvest begins on Thursday Aug. 30, 2012, which means I get woken up bright and early by the machines shaken the bejessus out of the trees and hear the hiss of almonds hitting the ground.
7.  In my home garden, we're also grown tomatoes
8. Green peppers
9. Which turned finally to red peppers
My daughter cooked them with chicken and pasta, yummy.
10. There's several orange trees on the property, which makes an awesome orange Julius.
11. My husband and daughter's favorite, grapefruit. 
12. We have a few strawberry plants
13. Which keeps us in strawberries, yum!

Do you do anything special during harvest season?


Jennifer Leeland said...

Ooooh what great pictures! Those tomatoes made my mouth water.

Missy Lyons said...

Gorgeous pictures. I miss my garden now.

Alice Audrey said...

We definitely live in different climates. I'd love to be able to harvest what you do.

Paige Tyler said...

Love tomatoes, and strawberries! Great pics!


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Janice Seagraves said...

Hi Jennifer,

Thank you, they were delicious. :)

Hi Missy,

I grew my garden in containers this year. Easier on my back.

Hi Alice,

Thank you. We have very hot dry summers, but the plants seem to thrive here.

Hi Paige,

Thank you.


Heather Fowler said...

I love harvest season! I live in the depths of Northern New York Apple country, and there is nothing like the first apples, the pumpkins in October, my own garden going wild with fresh salad fixins. I feel so attached to the cycles of nature at this time of year!

Shelley Munro said...

Ooh, I can't wait for strawberries. We're heading into spring and planting our plants at present. The almond trees are pretty.

Janice Seagraves said...

Hi Heather,

It must be really terrific to have your Harvest Season where you are, with all the leaves turning such bright colors.

Here in California, Harvest Season is a celebration of not only the end to the awful summer heat but of the produce our season grows.

Just like you, I love autumn too. :)

Hi Shelley,

Oh, that's right. You live in New Zealand. Lucky you, you get to start planting soon.

Happy Spring!


Lee said...

How wonderful, Janice! Your garden sure is looking after you guys! :)

I squeezed four grapefruit for juice just a couple of hours ago. I love them. And I got a bag load of them from one of my neighbours. I drool when I see a fruit-laden citrus tree!

The strawberries have been excellent here this season; and I've been eating loads of them. I love and eat fruit of all varieties.

Janice Seagraves said...

Hi Lee,

Thank you. My container garden has kept us in tomatoes, we had a lot of strawberries in the spring and since it cooled down we're getting them again.

My hubby and daughter love grapefruit but I'm not a fan. I do enjoy oranges though.


Dan said...

I've cultivated in my garden tomatoes and peppers this year, but I think yours looks better

Janice Seagraves said...

Hi Dan,

Thank you. :)