She’s done it again. Overplayed her hand. Underestimated the magical powers of her own fertility.
“What?” she says. “It’s not my fault. I’m just doin’ what comes naturally!”
“Fine,” we say, scratching our heads. “Now, what are we to do with all the offspring? There are hundreds of them. How will we ever find homes for them all?”
Ah, but look at them. They’re so beautiful, each and every one of them. And delicious, too. Pink. And sweet. And perfectly edible.
Our super-sweet, pink grapefruits are larger than softballs this year!
And we’ve so many of them, the tree’s branches are draped to the ground.
We’ve had to support many of the branches with metal rods to help the tree hold the weight of the abundant fruit.
There’s hardly any room for the fruit to grow and expand in some cases.
This is ONE HAPPY TREE!
No way will we be able to consume all this fruit ourselves, and we absolutely WON’T let it sit and rot on the tree. Today, we began the process of harvesting these babies, bagging ’em, and sharing them with our entire neighborhood.
Abundance of this magnitude reminds me of the Law of Abundance in general. There is more than enough on this planet to sustain us all. Nature is willing to provide as long as we are willing to take care of nature. When we are so fortunate to receive nature’s gifts and God’s blessings, we must do all we can to share what we have and try not to let anything go to waste.
Wishing you ABUNDANCE,
Bread grows on trees. So does love. Maui will inspire the naturalist in you.
There are Banana Trees that bear fruit to enjoy with bread and fresh-brewed Hawaiian coffee. There’s papaya and pineapple, and fruits that look like pineapple but are NOT! There is guava and peach palm fruit. And then there is bread that grows on trees. Really? Well, not quite, but there is an edible fruit that grows on Breadfruit Trees. Heck, even LOVE grows on the trees of Hawaii (It really does! Check out the hearts and kisses adorning the trunk of the Papaya Tree below). That’s Hawaii for you–always something interesting to discover.
There isn’t a shortage of natural fruits growing in Hawaii. Maui is a pleasure trove full of delightful delicacies everywhere you turn. The sheer variety of fruited flora is mind blowing. I’ve only had a few days to explore. What will YOU uncover when YOU go to Maui?
Peach Palm fruits.
Papaya tree trunk. Is this love?
The tippy top of a Papaya Tree. They were quite tall.
Banana Tree with an abundance of fruit!
Pineapple? NOT! A similar looking fruit, but from the exquisite Hala Tree.
Can I stay and just write and dream all day? One of my favorite trees on Maui–the Hala Tree. I didn’t want to leave this grassy grove where a huge clan of Hala Trees gathered. –Haleakala National Park
A large, luscious Breadfruit Tree.
See other recent posts related to my trip to Maui, Hawaii:
Maui, Hawaii [Part 3]: Rainbow Sightings Guaranteed
Maui, Hawaii [Part 2]: Wild About the Wildlife
Maui, Hawaii [Part 1]: Stunning, By Land or By Sea
Snow in Hawaii: Worth the Trip