Monday, August 16, 2010

A Chick in the Nest

Eldest son arrived yesterday afternoon. Due to a nice "tailwind", he arrived thirty minutes ahead of time!! And, even better, he ran into dear friends of ours at the airport, had a nice in-air visit with them and they delivered him right to our door!

Californian that he now is (well, come to think of it, he was actually born there a few decades back), he was happy to see lots of fruit--fruit from nearby farms (with the exception of the bananas) and orchards. I must say that the apricots have been delicious this year. Too many times they are lovely to look at but not so tasty.


He was also happy to find the guest room ready for his tired bones.


I'm waiting for him to wake up so that I can make him breakfast.

NOTE: Today's temperature--high 81--JOY!


22 comments:

  1. I love your tall tower of fruit! I bet you'll be making all his favorites while he's there? How long will the visit be?

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  2. It's always nice when they come home! And yes, it is fun to spoil them.

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  3. What a joy for you to have your son now! :) And those high temps. DElightful!

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  4. oh boy!!!! a work of art that is edible. yum. no wonder he was happy to get to your home. have fun and enjoy your baby boy

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  5. How wonderful for your son to be home! I'm sure breakfast for him will be great! It's cooled off here too, 81 today!

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  6. It so nice when children come home. Enjoy!
    Mimi

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  7. Thank you for visiting my blog on Pink Saturday.

    How nice that your son could come for a visit. I hope y'all have a wonderful time with him.

    Speaking of fruit...we have 16 fruit trees, and we are basically getting zero fruit this year. With the exception of our prune plum which is a late September harvest, all our other trees are yielding nothing this year. A miserable spring, with freezes in late April and early May, is the culprit. Kind of disappointing when we are used to running to the backyard to grab a peach or apricot or some cherries.

    Have a lovely day,
    Patti

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  8. You must be so happy to have one of your chicks fly back home :)

    Don't you hate when apricots look amazing and then they have a tasteless weird mushy grainy texture?!

    Have fun!

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  9. How nice to have your boy back home! I'm sure he loves having his mom's cooking and knowing his favorite foods:)

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  10. Love your tiered basket! Isn't nice to have your son in for a visit.Time to re-connect and share good good times.
    Enjoy!
    Rita

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  11. I love what you store your fruit in. I saw one like that at Hobby Lobby the other day. But couldn't figure out where I'd put it.
    Brenda

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  12. How wonderful to have your son home for a visit. Enjoy your time together :)

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  13. Wow, could you come to my house? The fruit looks delish and right now, I'd like to take a nice long nap. Haven't been in blogland much lately, been crazy insane busy, but I'm hoping soon to get back to a more normal schedule. Have a great visit!

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  14. Oh, I'd love my eldest home AND the 81 degrees! Lucky you on both accounts- I hope you have a great visit!

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  15. So glad you have cooler weather for your son's visit. Have a wonderful time together!

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  16. Oh, how I am envying your high of 81! It is so fun to have the "chicks in the nest" for awhile! I know you will enjoy all those fresh fruits and make something yummy for him. =)

    Haven't checked out the valley to Charlottesville yet, but sounds like a journey we need to make! Thanks.

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  17. Have a fun visit with your son. Spoil him good!

    Melinda

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  18. Why can't I post on other blogs? Testing here!

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  19. Have a wonderful visit with your son. I am sure you will be busy making all of his favorite things. That's what Mom's do.

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  20. Glad your temps have moderated... We are still hot and dry here.... I can only imagine how nice it is to have a son there to visit... I miss mine so much --and don't see them as much as I'd like.

    Your fruit display looks so good... I love apricots --and haven't had any fresh ones in years.

    Enjoy your son... I know you will.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  21. Love that photo of the fruit. Glad your son is home!

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  22. Isn't it nice to have them home again. Have fun!

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