Simple Pleasures

Tachigi

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Was cold today, first real bite of fall. Of course this put me on alert as I felt the urgency to prepare for winter. So I started walking the fields taking stock of the material in the ground and trying to reassure myself that I was prepared in the field and all I had to do was concentrate on potted material.

As I strolled up and down the rows of quince that I have in the ground I came across this one sole quince that had thrown two flowers this late in October. As cold an miserable as it was outside I couldn't help but smile at this one simple pleasure.

So what about it whats your simple pleasure?
 

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Last night I moved all my tropicals into my basement, set them all up on the benches, changed all the bulbs, and organized the area. On my way out of the growing room I turned and looked back at all the green in the space that has been barren for the last 5 months or so and had a "simple pleasure" moment, what a nice feeling, seeing the living trees in their winter home.....


Will
 

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We don't get much fall color here in the central valley of California. This year seems to have a little more fall in the air than usuall so we may get an orange leaf on the maple this year. Since I have started to keep a few pyracantha's, I do get to enjoy the turning of the berries from green to red. This comes wth a sacrifice in that I can't keep the branches pruned as well as I would like, but the experience is well worth the patience.

ak
 

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For me it still amazes me how flowers bloom here in Florida in the fall and winter. Here are a couple of plants I’ve got growing outside coming into bloom. I go outside in the morning with my cup of coffee and just enjoy the scene.

Jo Ann
 

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A few days ago I was pleasantly surprised to discover that one of my Jade plants is going to flower. I have never had one flower before and have never even seen one in flower except in pictures.

Norm
 

Bill S

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Yesterday on my way out to see what the crop was in need of my daughter of 2 1/2 say's to me as she pats the floors next to her " sit here dada", read pooh book. After that the afternoon chores with the trees, was just maahvelous.
 

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My Chalk Maple with new set of leaves.
I love the color of these.
Irene
 
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JasonG

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Collecting with the little woman and one of our dogs on Saturday!

Then just lastnight I got to feel our unborn little girl kicking for the first time..... That was a trip!!! Very cool!!

Thanks for starting this Tom, in todays world we seem to overlook the simple pleasures in life....

Jason
 
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