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Posts published in July 2024

Historic Peach Quilt Now On Display In Palisade

PALISADE, CO., In 2002, at age 80, Colorado Native Flora Anderson created a Queen-sized quilt with 90 squares, each depicting a different peach variety. She worked tirelessly with Palisade peach growers to research peaches and then hand painted all 90 squares accurately. The Standard Elberta variety was pale yellow when…

Cherries and Peaches and Plums on the Poet’s Table

As the orchards here in Palisade begin to swell with summer harvest, I find myself thinking about the many ways the poets across time have written on the subject of food— fruit in particular.  TS Eliot, in his poem which embodies the voice of the morbidly repressed  J Alfred Prufrock exclaims: …