Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Fruit Futures

My Beloved and I spent last weekend checking out an investment in futures - fruit futures.

We whiled away an afternoon with our friend Jeanne, driving the Blossom Trail through towns such as Sanger and Fresno, Reedly and Centerville. At this time of year, all the orchards in central California - cherry, plum, peach, nectarine, apricot - are in full bloom, covered in pink and white blossoms.

The orchards are immaculate, trimmed and raked, trees planted in soldierly rows, but there were never soldiers as airy, as blowsy, as free-form as these. These trees are not taking orders from anyone but Mother Nature at the moment, wantons that they are. They are peeping from behind lace fans with flirty little curtsies, clearly soliciting sex. Don't be fooled by all that bridal white and baby pink, these gals are on the make and the bees are their cupids. They will happily fling off their wedding dress finery in a few weeks, carpeting the ground with petal tulle, once the unions have been consummated.

The square, multicolored beehives are stacked in place at the ends of the rows and the little winged matchmakers are hard at work assisting the miracles. Brown earth is being translated into juicy fruits using sheer magic.

The investment looks promising; I predict a bumper crop.

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Blogger namastenancy said...

What a charming post - and with sexual innuendos as well!

Tuesday, March 08, 2011  
Blogger cookiecrumb said...

Great! Fabulous. Horny little girls, they do it IN their dress and then they strip and put on a breezy frock in leaf green.
Very nice, Z.

Tuesday, March 08, 2011  
Blogger Ms Brown Mouse said...

Blossom time and the promise of fruit to come. Wonderful.

Tuesday, March 08, 2011  
Blogger Zoomie said...

Nancy, it's hard to miss the sex when it's everywhere around you. :-)

Cookiecrumb, thank you very much! As you know, praise from the master wordsmith means a lot to me.

Ms Mouse, yes, but interesting that apparently this post appealed only to the women in the audience.

Wednesday, March 09, 2011  
Blogger Greg said...

Never quite looked at a tree that way.:)

Wednesday, March 09, 2011  
Blogger Zoomie said...

Greg, I need to get my mind out of the gutter, don't I? :-)

Wednesday, March 09, 2011  

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