The Good Stuff

Today I need to notice the good stuff.

The rain stopped and the sun is shinning.  The humidity is gone and there is a light breeze that fans my face as I walk around the orchard.  I have an orchard!

The figs are fine; the rain didn’t spoil them.


The UPS man brings a parcel of yarn.  I compliment him on finding my place and he laughs, oh we know where you are – behind the fruit trees!  That makes me smile.

I tear open the parcel immediately and the first colour that jumps out to greet me is a yellow that a child would use to colour the sun and the heart of a daisy.


The next is of strawberries and cream.  IMG_2419.jpg

My friend Ang is coming home tomorrow after a month overseas and we will resume our fortnightly shopping trip to the produce market on New Year’s Day and on the following free Friday, a friend is bringing her friends over to show off my garden.

Meanwhile I’ve employed a backpacker, an Englishman called Nick to come and help me tidy the grounds.  There is no grounds to speak of, if truth be told so we’ll try to boss the trees back into some semblance of order.

All good stuff.  Life is good and I won’t let the turkeys get me down.  I don’t really know what that means; I didn’t even have turkey for Christmas but nothing is going to spoil my day.



About Mary Tang

An urban orchardist everyday, a volunteer regularly, a poet sometimes and a blogger since March 2015. I travel when I can. Food is a constant.
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19 Responses to The Good Stuff

  1. robert okaji says:

    What tree could possibly stand up to you, Mary?

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  2. Lovely :) happy new year!


  3. Laurie Graves says:

    Yay!!!! And a happy New Year to you.

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  4. taphian says:

    very good mindset, Mary, all the best for a wonderful day, cheers Mitza

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  5. Jan Schaper says:

    How lucky your are to have your orchard, Mary. And how luck the orchard is to have you! What are you going to create with the yarn?

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  6. wfdec says:

    Not much can go wrong if the figs are right.

    Liked by 1 person

  7. zdunno03 says:

    That’s the right spirit when approaching the new year or for any day really.

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