My parents’ yard/garden

There is a drought going on in the area where my parents live.  It is a sad situation and they are thinking of putting more taps in the garden so that they just water the plants in case there is another drought next year.  The ground is really dry as can be seen in the photos.  In any case, here are a few photos showing my parents’ place:

  1.  The driveway to my parents’ home.

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2.  Bush of flowers

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3.  Chillies – these are really hot!

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4.  Can you spy my mother beyond the tree?  Hint – her blouse is same colour as flowers.  That blue sky should be usually dark with productive rain clouds at this time of the year!

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5.  Jack fruit tree.  I have never tasted it, but am informed that it tastes good and that the area around ripe fruit has a fragrant smell.

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6.  Pawpaw – one ready for picking.  Unfortunately, I did not eat any as pawpaws are fruits that do not appeal to me.

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7.  Lemon tree

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8.  Many ripe mangoes – very delicious.  I ate from the tree to my heart’s content.  I think I am healthier as a result 🙂

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9.  Bonus picture – flowers from the yard.

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28 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. mommermom
    Jan 10, 2016 @ 20:27:50

    We suffer from a drought in our area also. Our wet winter this year will help but not solve the problem. I looked but could not find your mother in the picture!

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  2. cocoaupnorth
    Jan 10, 2016 @ 08:22:34

    Beautiful home and land your parents have. It reminds me of my own childhood home with all the lovely flowers and fruit. Let’s hope for rain drought seems to be widespread. All the best in the New Year…:-)

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  3. jedib
    Jan 08, 2016 @ 16:57:23

    Wow, what a lovely garden!

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  4. Lori
    Jan 08, 2016 @ 03:38:16

    Wow, for a drought, they are doing pretty good with all that luscious fruit and beautiful blooming flowers. You made me want to reach through the screen and grab some of that fresh fruit. Such nice photos. I’ll send thoughts of showers their way.

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  5. anotherday2paradise
    Jan 07, 2016 @ 14:49:35

    It looks really beautiful there. I do hope your parents soon get some rain for their lovely fruit trees and beautiful flower garden.

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  6. Janice Wald
    Jan 07, 2016 @ 08:50:37

    I know Leggy Peggy and Coastal Crone.
    Hi Zambian Lady,
    Thanks for visiting my site yesterday. I am glad you liked my post about how to make your blog post go viral.
    I am sorry your parents have a drought. I am in California. We have a drought too.
    Janice

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  7. Gallivanta
    Jan 07, 2016 @ 05:11:40

    The garden looks very productive despite the drought. It must be amazing when there is sufficient rainfall.

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  8. UnderAnAfricanSun
    Jan 07, 2016 @ 05:02:34

    Very beautiful, we need rain here so much too. Happy New Year to you, may 2016 be a wonderful year for you and yours.

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    • Zambian Lady
      Jan 07, 2016 @ 08:34:27

      I lived in South Africa a few years ago and was amazed at how little rain the country received (compared to Zambia). I hope it still can rain a bit more this season. Thanks for the good wishes. Have a healthy and happy New Year as well.

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  9. The Coastal Crone
    Jan 07, 2016 @ 01:28:01

    What a paradise despite the drought! In Texas we have our share of droughts. Thank you for stopping by my humble blog to comment which enabled me to find your blog. Thank you for sharing your childhood home! Really lovely. I read the posts about snakes too. I grew up on a ranch and we always had to fight rattlesnakes. Cheers!

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  10. Jill Weatherholt
    Jan 06, 2016 @ 23:18:19

    Your photos are beautiful! I especially like the flowers from your back yard.

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  11. Highly Favored
    Jan 06, 2016 @ 20:55:19

    Jackfruit, how come you have never tried it. I like jackfruit but I LOVE mangoes more!

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    • Zambian Lady
      Jan 06, 2016 @ 21:03:15

      Jackfruit is not common in Zambia. My my parents planted it after I had moved from Zambia. There is never any ripe jackfruit when I go home, so I have not had the opportunity to taste it. Hopefully, one day…..

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  12. BeeHappee
    Jan 06, 2016 @ 19:58:12

    Yummy!!!! That is a lot of hot chillies 🙂

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