They are... they were!
I hope this is the first in series of peachy still lifes.
I've written about and often painted about our family garden. Gardening is one thing my family knows and lives in the summer. And, this year has provided a bountiful harvest that just keeps coming.
Spring came early with no late freeze, so every branch on the peach trees was loaded. What fun to fill a 5 gallon bucket of gorgeous, perfect peaches within 10 minutes!
(FYI - that's my dad.)
Next comes the washing... sorry, but organic isn't a word that can be used to describe our garden... we have to wash off the same stuff that keeps the bugs off and the worms out.
Then comes the peeling, sprinkling with Fruit Fresh, and freezing. Peel... peel... cut... cut... take a bite... peel... peel... cut... cut... take a bite...
"Basket of Peaches"
Thomas Decker 1885
Visit a lovely, yummy Etsy treasury (collection of related art pieces and vintage items) celebrating Peach Harvest.