Good Morning All,
On The Road and In Your Backyard is a weekday feature spotlighting reader submissions. From the exotic to the familiar, please share your part of the world, whether you’re traveling or just in your locality. Share some photos and a narrative, let us see through your pictures and words. We’re so lucky each and every day to see and appreciate the world around us!
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Something short and sweet, and just plain awesome. An unexpected blossom/fruiting tree post-purchase is a dream. A former house of mine had a small pear and a small peach tree out front. In-season, the mailman happily took one fruit per day on his driving rounds, a smile beaming from a 1/2 block away as he approached. He was a tea party jerk, most likely now a diehard MAGAT. I hated his leer but loved that my trees welcomed and sustained him, even if he wished for our (pro-Obama/liberal) despair.
Have a wonderful day, and enjoy the picture!
Today, pictures from valued commenter PenAndKey.
First Spring as a homeowner!
Taken on 2019-05-12 00:00:00
After nearly 20 years of sacrifice and planning my wife and I finally bought our first house a few months ago. Late last week we got a happy surprise and discovered the the previously unidentified tree in our front yard is a cheery tree! It may make a mess later, but for now we’re enjoying this colorful proof that spring has arrived.
Thank you so much PenAndKey, do send us more when you can.
Travel safely everybody, and do share some stories in the comments, even if you’re joining the conversation late. Many folks confide that they go back and read old threads, one reason these are available on the Quick Links menu.