You’re a Peach!

That crate of peaches
slurped, sliced, peeled, baked in cobbler
Empty box, full tum!

So many slurpy peaches!
              SO many slurpy peaches!

What do you do after buying a crate of peaches from a man setting up on a street corner?

  1. Wonder what you’re going to do with SO many peaches when you get home.
  2. Pull off the cover and savor the sweet aroma of SO many peaches.
  3. Consume 1 or 2 or 3 right away and wonder why you still have SO many peaches.
  4. Be a little afraid of the repercussions of eating 1 or 2 or 3 peaches right away.
  5. Give them to your friends and your mail deliverer and wonder why you still have SO many peaches.
  6. Ask your son’s girlfriend if she’d like to make peach cobbler (because you don’t bake) and marvel at the fact that you still have SO many peaches left.
  7. Eat the entire peach cobbler (well, share a corner with someone you love) and look at what’s left of SO many peaches.
  8. Write a haiku about SO many slurpy peaches.
  9. Decide it’s time to do something with SO many peaches still remaining in the crate. Peel, slice, freeze . . .
  10. Smile at the thought that when you’re tum-tum is ready again, there will be SO many peaches waiting for you in the freezer!
What was left of the peach cobbler a little while ago. Sorry, honey, it's gone now.
What was left of the peach cobbler (thank you, Lydia!) a little while ago. Sorry, honey, it’s gone now.

Peaches. It’s what’s for dinner.

big 'ol bite of peach cobbler.
            Big ‘ol bite of peach cobbler.
Peaches, peaches, more peaches for the freezer!
Peaches, peaches, more peaches for the freezer!

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Laurel lives and laughs and publishes and podcasts in Colorado's Rocky Mountains! She has published several multi-genre books and hosts the podcast "Alligator Preserves," where she interviews fascinating people, talks about the human condition, and shares scary stories from her "Dark Ebb" collection.

6 replies on “You’re a Peach!”

Yes, you had me drooling for peaches, especially that peach cobbler! Yummy. We are “watching” our weight! No dessert for me but possibly I will get used to it. Hah! I’ve had a sweet tooth since I was born, my Grandparents routinely gifted me with Chocolate lollipops and my grandmothers were fabulous bakers and so then was my Mom. I guess it comes down to self control, but WHY?!

Peachy! What a lovely website! What a lovely author! Thank you for being a light in the world! LOVE your e-newsletter!!! Do you know what an inspiration you are to so many? I am so happy for you and wish you infinite success in all that you dip your imagination :-) I’m now going to go combine my peaches with some fresh strawberries and blackberries and top it all with vanilla bean ice cream – YUM!

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