Sunday, November 16, 2014

Sunday Sentiments...Fruit of the Spirit




My Sunday Sentiment 

this week is being thankful for the 
blessings of fruit trees!


Our dwarf orange is producing another bountiful
 year of wonderful fruit even with last winter's 
lack of rains and water restrictions 
since last January!
The oranges are just ripening
and I was able to pick some early ones
just this week.







But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Against such things there is no law. 
Paul to the Galatians, Galatians 5:22-23



Also out in our backyard, we have a 
lemon and a lime tree.
(You can just see the lemon in the left photo, top, above.)
Sometimes the lime gets cross-pollinated 

as we can't get the trees 
far enough apart in the backyard, so we
often get limons, 

but they still taste good!

The trees over by my crosswalk in late December ~ they are lovely in each season but especially in fall!

Mr. Yoda enjoying the leaves outfront!


Faux fruits of a different kind!  ;)





My daughter went with me to Lowe's one day 
in the spring and we came across 
some apple trees.
She was excited as the type available
was one which could 
withstand our summer heat ~
so we brought one home.


It is still a baby
so...
no fruit on it yet!

She is waiting with bated breath.
The apple tree has to be a little older and
it needs colder winters
to get it producing.
We will be putting ice on it, like our lilac, 
to help it along.
:)

***

Later on, in late January to mid-February,
I go through
orange withdrawl
when our tree runs out.
But, 
while there is fruit,
life is good!




Bountiful harvest blessings to you
this month
and through the Holidays!

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