Monday, July 26, 2010

Our first fruit harvest

We picked a few plums (on the right) and nectarines this morning, the first significant fruit of the season for us. We lost the cherries to the birds, and most of the other fruit isn't ready.
The trees are heavily fruited this season and we'll have a lot more than in recent years if it all comes to harvest: many more plums, peaches, pears, apples. Figs and jujube look good too (just one tree each).

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Summertime at Redwing

After an unusually cool spring and early summer, we have some heat at Redwing — not often the triple digits we see this time of year, but lots of bright, hot, mid-90s days.

Most of the garden crops and fruit trees look good, especially melons, tomatoes, plums and nectarines.

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Saturday, July 24, 2010

Meaning must be made, not discovered

He knew that there could be no meaning to someone who was dead. Meaning came out of living. Meaning could come only from his choices and actions. Meaning was made, not discovered ... The things he’d wanted before — power, prestige — now seemed empty, and their pursuit endless. What he did and thought in the present would give him the answer, so he did not look for answers in the past or future. Painful events would always be painful. The dead are dead, forever.

Karl Marlantes

Matterhorn (Chapter 23)

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Thursday, July 08, 2010

Worth remembering

The rules of conduct, the maxims of actions, and the tactical instincts that serve to gain small victories may always be expanded into the winning of great ones with suitable opportunity; because in human affairs the sources of success are ever to be found in the fountains of quick resolve and swift stroke; and it seems to be a law inflexible and inexorable that he who will not risk cannot win.

—John Paul Jones

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