This is Peace Creek: It lives up to its name on a beautiful summer day, doesn't it?
Joy is what happens
when we allow ourselves
how good things really are.
|Four generations: My mom, Janis Neelly Moore, my grandma Lela Johnson Neelly holding Jill Renee Fritzemeier, and me, a much younger version, on Jill's Baptism Day - December 1985|
"To tell if a pear is mature, a general rule of thumb is that, while still on the tree, most mature, ready to ripen pears will usually detach when "tilted" to a horizontal position from their usual vertical hanging position.
"Unlike apples, which are ready to eat from the day they are picked, pears must go through a series of changes before they can deliver their full splendor. Pears do not ripen on the tree to our liking. If allowed to tree-ripen, pears typically ripen from the inside out, so that the center is mushy by the time the outside flesh is ready." David Sugar, Oregon State University
|The NH3 comes out of the applicator here, when the applicator is in the soil.|
|Kinley and Jill by her wall decal, January 2012|
|A baby card from the same box of memories where my mom found the name list.|
|Photo from The Brown Hotel|