Tuesday, July 03, 2012

fresh peaches

My sister sent me this photo of my Dad.  He adores fresh peaches and loves asking others how long it takes for a peach tree to bear fruit?

We take for granted living in the land of plenty but my Dad always wonders how people can starve in some countries when we have so much.  His entire life has been devoted to building Paul's - a business based on bringing the freshest produce and feeding many.  His longevity, I think may have something to do with eating so much fresh fruit and veggies.  It could also be that he found his purpose early in life and stuck with it.   In his 85th year, he still loves peach season and finding the freshest crop around.

16 comments:

Jojo said...

What a fantastic post! I love your comment that he found his purpose early and stuck with it and I would add that hard work, good food and a love of the earth added to his good life and longevity. I'm grateful for people like your dad who've dedicated their life's work to providing good food for others.

Glamour Drops said...

It's a fabulous advert for the power of eating lots of fresh fruit and veggies! To me, absolutely nothing symbolises summer more than biting into a freshly picked peach, still warm from the sun, and letting the nectar-like juice dribble everywhere. Bliss!

Formerly known as Frau said...

What an amazing picture of a wonderful Dad. I think last year when I was complaining about the peach prices you mentioned it takes 7 years for a peach tree to bear it's first crop? I wish you had said his secret to long life was a cupcake a day now that is something I could do! lol......he is a cutie!

Joyce said...

He is a peach of a cutie. :) Did he bring his basket of peaches to the diner in hope of a peach pie? Btw the peaches look good. xo

Jennifer C. Webb said...

I love peaches and Daddies!

I Dream Of said...

What a peach your dad is! And a great example for the rest of us to find your purpose and stick with it -- and to eat lots of fruits and veggies. There's nothing better than biting into a fresh juicy peach on a hot summer day - or a peach cobbler on a cool summer evening.

Amanda C. Bee said...

Your dad is adorable! What a wonderful man to have such a wonderful vision! xoxo

the gardener's cottage said...

ahh, what a sweet post. i love that he has lived on fruits and veggies his whole life. what a wonderful testament to being a vegetarian!

i'm making a peach crumble for a party tomorrow, i wish i could send you one!

xo

JMW said...

Your dad - what a great guy! Paul's one of my favorite stores in town. And it's hard to go in there for just one thing - I come out with so much more b/c everything is so fresh and enticing!

eLIZabeth Floyd said...

What a fun photo! And I have to agree peach season is wonderful!

There is nothing better than being able to pick the peach off a tree and eating it right then and there.

Liz

john bord said...

Horay for Dad and his little one.

Reggie Darling said...

There is little that is more delicious or satisfying than a perfectly ripe peach, picked from the tree when it is still warmed by the sun, eaten with glee and juices running down one's chin. It is a memory I have from my boyhood, that I will never forget. And always treasure. Reggie

BRASWELL said...

what a fabulous picture of a fabulous daddy + the peaches are fabulous also. xxpeggybraswelldesign.com

An Urban Cottage said...

A very sweet post that warmed my heart this morning.

Becca - {extra}ordinary wonders said...

Your Dad sounds like an inspiring man!

MJH Design Arts said...

Thank you. Yes, finding one's purpose in life! To give life and joy and food to others. Have a wonderful 4th surrounded by all the many that you love. Mary