Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Peach blossom, burst pipes and another severe frost

Another -4.1° C temperature this morning saw a breakage of a tap in our backyard, causing a geyser-like spout of water, which a neighbour alerted us to. Fortunately Doug is able to fix things, so within one hour the tap was replaced and the water turned on again.

The mulberry tree growing beside the Maranoa River is now completely devoid of leaves, yet this afternoon I picked an armful of peach blossom from a tree growing in the bush beside the river.

My guess is that a peach branch got caught up in flood water upstream of Mitchell (outback Queensland) and ended up lodged in the bank, where it grew into a tree. This tree produces peaches every summer, but the fruit ends up spoiled by fruit fly.

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