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M is For Mangoes & Me

This mango tree is right outside our third floor window. There is another at the back of the house, too. The mangoes are a favored food for the peacocks, so when these ripen and fall the peacocks will migrate back to our side of the complex.

Me — not the best photo ever, but I don’t like my photos and won’t often pose for one, so I don’t have many to choose from.

Quilly is the pseudonym of Charlene L. Amsden, who lives on The Big Island in Hawaii. When she is not hanging out with Amoeba, she is likely teaching or sewing. Or she could be cooking, taking photographs, or even writing. But if she's not doing any of that, she's probably on Facebook or tinkering with her blog.


  1. Good morning , This is my first time seeing a mango tree.. thanks for sharing the Mangoes and you… my “M” was made by my 5 year old granddaughter..

  2. But… but… you’re so cute! You should have MORE!

    I KNEW you were really livin’ in Heaven!!! To be able to walk out the door and PICK a ripe juicy mango… ohhhhhhh MY! (and then of course, there’s the peacocks!)

    *waves to OC*

  3. I haven’t seen a mango tree before!! how special!
    Love seeing you too 🙂
    I don’t like pics of myself, I’d rather take pics of everybody else!
    Happy Tuesday !
    My M is posted here

  4. Baba — Your M is priceless and precious.

    Karen — you will love my offering for P.

    Melli — pick them? Did you hear me say I took that photo — of the LOWER branches of the tree — from my third floor window? We gather them from the ground, which means fighting the peacocks for them.

    Brian — not liking one’s own looks is common. Telling others they look just fine is polite. But I thank you just the same, and I’m even trying to believe it a little bit. 🙂

    Mar — none of ALL THE PLACES YOU HAVE BEEN sported a mango tree? Then you need to visit Hawaii (or South America).

    Juliana — I keep telling you, come on over …..

  5. Nice bunch of mangoes!

    Does anybody really like their photo – which is why my profile shot is blurred – I don’t take many either.

    So – we will see peacocks for P?

  6. Fun post for M, that’s a whole lot of fruit salad! Good for you on posting your own photo, I still haven’t summoned the courage. 😉

  7. Fresh mangoes in Hawaii…does life get any better than that? Thanks for sharing. I’m so ready for another trip there!

  8. Carletta — I have a couple of students who love to have their pictures taken and displayed.

    Shelly — fruit smoothies! Fruit salad is for the tourists.

    Robert — mangoes aren’t my favorite because of how difficult they are to eat, but I do enjoy coconut and pineapple.

    Jientje — patience on the peacocks, and so far we’ve had no fresh juice from the trees, although we do have some tangerines that are pretty much drinkable.

    Dr. John — mangoes are quite tasty and sweet.

    SN — too bad, they’re juicy, sweet and tasty, although you might have to bathe after eating one.

    Minkydo — we’re green here year ’round.

    Brig — what are your husband’s credentials as a judge? The only current photo I have of myself that I like is on the sidebar of this blog.

  9. Yumm Yumm Yumm! I love mangoes.
    My mom tells stories of growing up in Hawaii and having so many mangoes around. As kids, they would go out and eat them off the trees until they had rashes around their mouths and sore tummies.

  10. Jules — then of course you know that the rash is because mangoes are a cousin of Poison Ivy? The sap in the leaves and the stems of the mango tree bear the same kind of irritant as Poison Ivy, but in much lesser concentration. The sore tummies were, I presume, from over-eating, or eating partially unripened fruit.

  11. Dang it! If I had got my butt over here earlier I would have stolen your photo! When I knew that it was Q for ABC Wednesday, I immediately thought of you. I have thought of all ways that I could represent you so that our mutual blogging friends would recognise you – and gave up. I went with something else as you will see. (My Q is up now).

    But, at least I got here and I am jealous JEALOUS of mangoes outside your window! Great post (again).

  12. Yum. I love mangoes. I grew up in a neighbourhood where mango trees were fairly abundant. Unfortunately, they were the stringy variety. My mother had major cravings for mangoes when she was heavily pregnant with me. She thinks it explains why I’m so crazy about them.

    Btw – what happened to your site? It looks different.

  13. Cath — there has always been a photo of me in my sidebar!

    Mumma — my site if different because I changed my url. Look up — see? I am getting ready to move again.

    Cyndi — purrr — but your mango isn’t juicy and tasty.

  14. David — technically, since this is a condo, WE do not have a mango tree. However, we have access to several — perhaps a dozen or so. Who knew you were interested?

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