Winter Fruits of Arizona

The two pears waited patiently for their turn to be in the morning cereal fruit bowl.

What an enormous treat to be able to enjoy these wonderful fruits year round.

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15 Responses to Winter Fruits of Arizona

  1. tonytomeo says:

    Berries?! We do not have cane berries even here (Santa Cruz County – the one in California)! That is impressive.

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    • judilyn says:

      Being close to Mexico has advantages. But we don’t have your boardwalk!

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      • tonytomeo says:

        The Boardwalk is just a few blocks from where I am at the moment. My home is actually up near the top of the Santa Cruz Mountains, where Los Gatos spills over to ‘the other side’, beyond the boundary of Santa Clara County. Cane Berries grow to the south in the Pajaro Valley. They are different cultivars from those in Oregon, and are probably on a different schedule. Those in your region are obviously on a completely different schedule! I noticed in a catalogue from Washington, that there are cultivars of blueberries that do well in Arizona too, although I do not know where. I know that Arizona is a big place.

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        • judilyn says:

          Deodar is a fabulous word. In about 1986 or 7, when we were looking to buy a home in Sunnyvale, we looked at a house on Deodar Street. Naturally, I had to investigate such a glorious word, and was surprised to find that it was a tree.

          I ran into them again about twenty years later as a pair guarded the entrance to The Empress Hotel in downtown Victoria, B.C..

          The Safeway on 101 near Santa Cruz was a frequent stop on the way back to Sunnyvale from RV trips back in the day. While the rest of the Sunday vacationers were whizzing by to hurry home, we would pull in the parking lot to cook and eat dinner, and then I would go do my next week’s shopping while my husband rested up for the drive the rest of the way back into Sunnyvale. Then back to work bright and early the next morning.

          I can only imagine what the traffic must be like now – twenty years later. OY!

          Small world – thanks for the memories! ;->

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          • tonytomeo says:

            I know where Deodar Way is, off of Evelyn Avenue, but not Deodar Street. Highway 101 does not go through Santa Cruz, but you might mean Highway 1. That is a common mistake.Traffic is not too much worse. It was already horrendous twenty years ago

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          • judilyn says:

            Interesting . . . I didn’t think it was “Street”, but too lazy to look it up. ;-> I’m disoriented about the areas now, after having been gone for over twenty years, but we settled nearby at the confluence of Central Expressway and the three girls – Mary, Mathilda, and Evelyn – in what had been a cherry orchard two or so years previously.

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          • tonytomeo says:

            Oh yes, I know those orchards. My ancestors are from Sunnyvale. Their last home was on North Murphy Avenue, in the first tract houses built in Sunnyvale. My Pa knew Sunnyvale when it was a small town.

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          • judilyn says:

            We have not been back since we left permanently in 1998. DH worked at Ames, so he saw and did many exciting things. I once saw the U-2 in its hangar, and then again as it shot up into the sky. Here – I am watching out my kitchen window as a cottontail hops around with the quail. Each has its charms.

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          • tonytomeo says:

            This is still an excellent place to live, but is not very comfortable to those who remember how it was.

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          • judilyn says:

            So true . . . sadly. Our area sprouted tall buildings where there once were greenhouses, and became a small IT city by itself instead of a neighborhood. We got out just in time.

            It was a three-mile bicycle ride for DH to the base, and four miles down Mathilda for me to Apple.

            I’ve just been looking at Google maps of the area – YIKES! – so scary!!!

            No more Minton’s or Orchard Supply Hardware – I see all of the big box stores there now.

            The Olson family must be whirling in their graves.

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          • tonytomeo says:

            I can not stop being angry about it; but I still remember my great grandmother’s attitude about it. She thought of it as progress, and was always impressed with all the development and modern architecture. She could remember when Sunnyvale was a small town, and how much she enjoyed living there, and thought that it was even more excellent that so many more people could enjoy living there too, although their lifestyles would be very different from what she knew. That is how I try (unsuccessfully) to think of Los Gatos. I do not understand what is so great about it now, or why people continue to migrate there, but at least 30,000 other people get to enjoy it.

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  2. Megala says:

    Wonderful fruits for breakfast!

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  3. After making so many cookies, fruit sounds delicious!! Great reminder to get something healthy!

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