Food on trees is my new favorite thing

We are on day 4 of 10 of our vacation and the thing I can’t seem to get enough of is food on trees. I know that Oklahoma has lots of peaches and a few apples, but it’s far more exciting to see GRAPEFRUITS hanging on a branch. Or lemons. Or POMEGRANATES. Sorry to scream fruit.

POMEGRANATES!

Y’all (when you see me use that word, know that it means I’m about to channel my inner hick), I made Clayton pull the car over into a person’s private residential driveway so I could go lay my eyes on what I was certain was a citrus grove of some sort. The ground was covered in fallen fruit but upon inspection the trees were loaded with something that looked really foreign and not citrusy. I picked one off the ground, turned it around in my hand and picked at a crack in what seemed to be a husk. Gasp! It was this!

I just picked that. I am nerding out.

Walnuts, y’all! In a tree! On the side of the highway!

Last night I jumped a fence to determine what a certain tree was fruiting (persimmon) and as I was crawling back over Clayton noticed a fig tree right next to it. JUST SITTING THERE. I’m a fruit thief of the highest order! It was a bit of a theme for the Napa leg of our trip.

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Found an orange tree…..stole oranges!

Found an apple tree….stole apples!

Found an olive tree….stole nothing. I’ve already learned that lesson.

Today’s another traveling/settling day as we transition to the chaos of San Francisco. Hoping to figure out a way to get Napa Valley photos from my antique Canon Rebel to Flickr so I can share the good stuff.

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  1. I so want to plant a pomegranate tree! I did plant one this past spring but it died. Boo hoo! I am gong to try again this winter. Finger’s crossed! Then I won’t have to pay for them in the store Yeah!

    • It turns out that I used to own one of these bushes and never knew it until right before I sold my house! I think mine was ornamental or something because never did it bear fruit…just lots of pretty orange flowers.

  2. I want a pomegranate tree! Yum! Someone I know makes a lovely dessert sauce fromn the juice!

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