it is starting to be springish here in Houston, and I’ve been out doing some yard work.  In our front yard there is a section which used to have a couple of large trees in it (as you can see in this picture from Google street view).

Here is what that part of our yard (to the right of the driveway) currently looks like.

One of the things that we’ve done in that area is planting a couple of peach trees.  It will be at least a couple of years until we get any peaches, but here is a picture of one of them with some blooms on it.  

This one had blooms on it when we purchased it so, We can’t lay claims to having green thumbs yet.  We also planted some raspberries and grapes in the back yard, and are also hoping to plant a lemon and a pomegranate tree as well.