One of the things we were excited about when we moved to NH was the possibility of fruit trees on our property. Last year the neighbors were kind enough to share their blueberries. There are several apple trees in our yard and we had them pruned last year. They needed a little love. While they did produce apples, they seemed somewhat shriveled and lackluster, low in quantity, and more suited to the deer and the squirrels. This year was a different story.
The branches on one particular tree are so heavy with fruit, they are practically touching the ground. The apples are finally starting to drop so it's time to start picking. Contrary to local advice, we didn't spray, so they aren't beautiful. They are abundant and rather tasty, so I'm sensing apple sauce in my near future. I'm amazed by the evolution from one year to the next, how the changes in each season translate into the trees and the fruit. It's a good reminder to pay attention to now and appreciate this moment, because things are always progressing. You may not feel the changes as they happen and by the time you notice you'll be in a different place. Be sure to stop and savor this moment, no matter how good or bad it may seem. You'll never again be exactly where you are now again.