Peevish Pen

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Location: Rural Virginia, United States

I'm an elderly retired teacher who writes. Among my books are Ferradiddledumday (Appalachian version of the Rumpelstiltskin story), Stuck (middle grade paranormal novel), Patches on the Same Quilt (novel set in Franklin County, VA), Them That Go (an Appalachian novel), Miracle of the Concrete Jesus & Other Stories, and several Kindle ebooks.

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Driveway's End

The view at the end of the driveway has changed lately, what with the road repair and all. The road isn't being repaved, merely repaired. All those big trucks—the logging trucks and the milk truck—have taken their toll.

All day yesterday, various road equipment went back and forth to create a dusty and smelly experience for all involved.

To the left of the above picture is the peach tree at my mailbox. I bought an "ornamental peach" several years ago to brighten the corner where I am. The tree was supposed to have showy pink flowers in the early spring but not produce fruit,

Apparently, no one told the peach tree it was purely ornamental—all show and no substance.

The little tree bears a pretty good crop of peaches this year. Last year's crop was pretty good, too, but the japanese beetles got the peaches before I did.

I guess the tree didn't know its limitations, so it did what it wanted to do. There's proably a lesson in that.


Blogger House on the Glade Hill said...

We have had road repair too. Must be a Franklin County thing... I am glad they are gone, but they left a "Loose Gravel" sign behind.


5:26 PM  

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