I took the girls out to the country today.
My friend Elaine has a peach orchard close to Whitewater and she invited us to come pick some peaches.
We first went to her garden. It reminded me of "The Secret Garden".
She has a nashi tree! (Asian pears) They aren't quite ripe yet. I grew up eating these all the time in Japan.
They taste like a cross between an apple and a pear.
Elaine showed the girls how to pick peaches.
There was another family there and their teen son picked up this cicada that had just come out of its outer skins or "exoskeleton". After a little while, he took flight for the first time. I love the sound of the cicada. We have "semi", as we call them in Japan and every summer we would hear them. There were so many and the sound was very loud at times. The buzzing noise is so soothing to me and always brings back reminders of my childhood.
We picked close to 40 pounds of peaches!