Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Bumper Crop - Texas prickly pear cactus painting

11X14 Oil on stretched canvas
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We may still be in the middle of a drought here in Texas, but the prickly pear fruit crop is no indication - unless they know something we don't know, and they've made so much fruit because this is the last chance they'll get for a long time! Our pecan trees are also loaded with nuts - so many, in fact, that we have had some branches break from the load. We have also had some trees suddenly just die - one peach and my fig. One day green, next day no leaves at all. I suspect it is the extreme heat that did in my fruit tees - sometimes I imagine I can actually hear the sap boiling in them!
Despite the heat we have still prepared the big garden for a winter crop, but I haven't put out seed yet - not while it's still 100+. I am also holding on to several paintings I need to mail - I am afraid they'll melt in the delivery trucks right now! The key to survival is adaptation, and we are certainly trying to rise to the challenges we have faced weather-wise! And we are praying for the rest of the world facing floods and drought. We are all in this together.
Ecclesiastes 11:4
Farmers who wait for perfect weather never plant. If they watch every cloud, they never harvest.
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