Summer apricots… and memories

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We’ve been watering our neighbor’s yard while they were out of town and they were nice enough to offer us as much fruit as we want while they were away.

We are literally in apricot heaven!

Standing there under the tree and picking fruit reminded me so much of when I was little. I grew up on a few acres and, in the middle of our horse pasture, was a huge apricot tree. I have so many memories of climbing that tree and eating apricots. I just had to snap these photos the other day; the sun was so beautiful coming through the leaves as the kids and I were picking. :)

(By the way, if you have any good apricot recipes, send them my way! I could use a few ideas!)

For those of you in the US, have a happy 4th of July! Do you have any fun plans? We are doing our annual neighborhood party and really looking forward to it!

For more “Wordful” / Wordless Wednesday photos, stop by Angie’s SevenClownCircus, Parenting by Dummies, 5MinutesforMom, A Beautiful Mess, Dagmar’s Momsense, Liveandloveoutloud, and Andthenshesnapped.

11 Comments on Summer apricots… and memories

  1. Janelle
    July 3, 2012 at 5:42 pm (5 years ago)

    They are so beautiful and I bet they taste amazing.

    Janelle
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    • Genny Heikka
      July 6, 2012 at 8:15 am (5 years ago)

      Thanks, Janelle. They do. We were so spoiled last week with all that fresh fruit! Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. Robin Epstein
    July 4, 2012 at 12:42 am (5 years ago)

    Looks delicious! It was lovely to have you stop by Genny, I hope all’s going well with you and you’re having a great summer.

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  3. parentingbydummies
    July 5, 2012 at 3:15 am (5 years ago)

    That looks like a wonderful place to be standing. Great shots.

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    • Genny Heikka
      July 6, 2012 at 8:16 am (5 years ago)

      Thanks! Not that I’m a photographer or anything… but when I was standing under the tree I was so struck by the sunlight coming through and how beautiful it was that I had to run home and get my camera. :)

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  4. angie
    July 5, 2012 at 2:31 pm (5 years ago)

    We had an apricot tree at our old house. It was such an amazing producer, too. I never made anything with them though. Just ate them fresh. These pictures make me really want a fresh apricot! They are expensive in the store! Happy 4th, a day late! :)

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    • Genny Heikka
      July 6, 2012 at 8:14 am (5 years ago)

      We have been eating bowls and bowls of fresh apricots too. (We hosted a soccer party last week and I literally just put a huge bowl of apricots on the table; I didn’t even cut them. They are so good fresh off the tree. :) Have a great weekend!

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  5. Barbie
    July 5, 2012 at 10:29 pm (5 years ago)

    Oh I love apricots! We only ever had orange trees growing up. At our old house, we had a plum tree. Hoping you had a great 4th of July celebration!

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    • Genny Heikka
      July 6, 2012 at 8:12 am (5 years ago)

      Thanks, Barbie. We had such a fun neighborhood party. I hope your 4th was great too! And I hope you had a nice bday!

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  6. Krystyn
    July 10, 2012 at 7:01 pm (5 years ago)

    Those look delicious! What nice neighbors. I had a peach tree growing up and we ate dump cake (literally dump yellow cake mix powder on the top of slices and then add butter and cook) and its’ delicious. We also would have crisp (betty crocker recipe)…not sure that helps at all…but well, yum!

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