Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Summertime...


We get two seasons here on this tropical island...
rainy and dry
so, I don't know that we could say it's "summertime" here during rainy season...
but, it's been feeling like it


in any case, the heat doesn't keep me inside when there are interesting things to see and do

this little finchie lady who hangs around the cottage with her mate...


took to sitting after Mr. Finch finished the nest on the corner of the cottage up in the ivy



and when I stepped by the beehives on my way to the garden...
the bees were trying to tell us something
my husband listened and gave them another super, adjusted their opening for more ventilation...
and the sweet bees are now a little calmer



often, with dogs and chickens close by my heels...
I like to wander down to the fruit trees to see what's good to snack on



and the rains bring in wild things like pretty flowers to stare at...


and admire



we are still getting plenty breadfruit on the tree...


and when I pick one, manage to get milky sap from the broken stem all over me...
but, well worth the stickiness



but, oh! these Ceylon mangoes are so good and their flavor tastes...
much like flowers mixed with honey



the citrus are coming along pretty fast and we are looking forward to adding them...
to our culinary menu



of course, there is always a little nest builder using the trees as home



buzzing by the breadfruit tree, I noticed that maribone wasps were swarming in a tizzy
not being sure as to why, it was better to step away and leave them to do their own thing



I did take a peek at the sugar apples on their tree at the bottom of the hill...
and soon, there will be some ready to pick

they will let me know, when the sections start to break loose from each other
when one is ready, I'll post on it to let you know what they are



the fruity booty for the day...
and Foxie just has to put her curious sniffer in to check it out


And the Lord Jesus Christ has promised His people:

I will also deliver you from all your filthiness,
and I will call for corn, and will increase it,
and lay no famine upon you.
For I will multiply the fruit of the trees,
and the increase of the field,
that ye shall bear no more the reproach of the famine among the heathen.
Then shall ye remember your own wicked ways,
and your deeds that were not good,
and shall judge yourselves worthy to have been destroyed for your iniquities,
and for your abominations.
Ezekiel 36:29-31

and He says:

I create the fruit of the lips, to be peace:
peace unto them that are far off,
and to them that are near, saith the Lord:
for I will heal him.
Isaiah 57:19

Amen, Jesus Christ the Saviour

May your day or night find fruitful peace in the grace of God.

12 comments :

  1. I love reading your posts and I'm fascinated by your tropical life. Thanks for sharing...:)

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    1. Hi Lisa! Thanks for visiting and your compliments.

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  2. Very nice haul from the garden!

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    1. Too bad your not close enough to give you some mangoes to make up for those stolen ones from you.

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  3. How do you manage such remarkable bird photos?! Anyway, I refuse to be that sappy blog "commenter" who constantly tells you how much I love your posts.

    So today ~ I'll just tell you how much I appreciate your pictures.

    :-)

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    1. I just shoot. The photos are more like accidents for me if they turn out decent. Thanks for your sweet comments, Eli.

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  4. This was fun visiting with you here and your house looks ideal for that climate, raised up and with lots of louvred windows.

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  5. Thanks, Terra, for coming by and commenting. We wanted our cottage to look like it belongs on an island.

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  6. What a wonderful bucket of fruit!

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  7. What a spectacular picture of that finch and the nest!!

    Cynthia

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  8. Lovely pics as always ~ in yours and God's garden.... Wish I could try those mangos & the sugar apples!! Love them both so much!!

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  9. As always, a joy. I had to do a double take on the mango though. At first I thought the prongs on your fruit picker were legs and it was a giant spider! haha! I never know what might show up @ Pilgrim's Farm. haha!

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