Peaches and mold should not go together. Again, I'm not a gardener (I can't even spell it; I keep typing "gardner" apparently to match my accent). I was going to wash and eat one of the peaches from the second (and last) harvest, but well, I found some that were bad. I threw out seven, but fifteen still looked good. Out of those fifteen, we only had to pitch two or three because the bugs had made homes inside. But, considering how little I'd done since I'd brought the peaches in, I'm pretty happy. Just squeamish as always, but I'm working on getting over it. The peaches are now cut in halves, sugared, and waiting for breakfast.
Which reminds me. After Hadassah suggested that I use my experience dealing with the peach tree and the peaches in a story sometime, I realized some things about my next novel. (Don't worry; I'll finish Makani's Serenity first. I'm just world and character building in my head for now.) This next story will take place in space, but my protagonist is going to be a bit of a gardner ;-) , so she needs a garden sort of haven. Naturally, there will be a peach tree. The idea, combined with a delicious breakfast of sugared peach halves I ate a little while back, led to a working title for my next novel. And let me tell you, titles and names are tricky things for me to come up with. It is a rare thing for me to have a title for a story, especially a novel, before it's written!
I didn't know a butterfly could look happy until I saw one the other day, sitting on top of one of the many rotting peaches under my tree. It worked its wings up and down, slowly, seeming quite relaxed, and wasn't bothered when I walked up to the tree to watch its drunken stupor. I hope it didn't get pulled over for an FWI (flying while intoxicated).
Here's a fun writing exercise I found from a quick Google search that led me to this page from fictionwriting.about.com. I haven't looked at it in great detail, but I noticed you can read what others have written and share your own work. If you decide you'd like to try the exercise, I'd like to see it if you're comfortable sharing. Maybe it's because I'm now working on a murder mystery, but I think the lake description is particularly interesting and has a lot of potential.
What's your mezcla today?