Friday, February 7, 2014

The season of citrus


It's citrus time of year in the southwest.  The commercial trees have been plucked earlier but most home garden trees still have fruit on them.  I don't have any citrus trees in my yard but, I do envy those who can walk outside and gather a few oranges to make some morning juice or grab a grapefruit for breakfast.  I even envy those people with lemon trees who can make any number of wonderful things with the fruit presented to them.   The possibilities are endless.

16 comments:

Thérèse said...

We do miss our fruit trees for sure! But to know that others can benefit from them is comforting. Most of all I miss making orange marmalade.
I hope you can one way or the other enjoy your friends' ones!

llandudnopictures said...

Can't get much fresher juice than popping out into your garden each morning!

Steve Reed said...

We had orange, grapefruit and tangelo trees in our yard when I was a kid -- and then a freeze in the early '80s killed every one of them. So sad! It was great to have all the citrus we could eat.

LONDONLULU said...

How vivid and full of life! I remember mango and lychee trees from childhood, but nothing of the citrus variety:)

Kate said...

A lovely photo that holds the promise of springtime.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

People in our office bring in extra citrus and leave it in the office kitchen for others to share.

Lowell said...

Pretty picture. It's citrus time here, too. At our other house on the east side of Ocala we had several citrus trees, including a grapefruit tree that bore much fruit. We could not eat it all and everyone else in the area had their own trees so I'd put it out in a box on the curb for people to help themselves.

William Kendall said...

A lovely shot. We don't get them here, of course, but our fruit trees will be quite a few weeks before they even start to blossom.

Judy said...

Beautiful! I remember when we first lived in Phoenix, the overpowering smell of orange blossoms in the air.

RedPat said...

I keep thinking that I should try to grow a lemon tree inside, Sharon!

WordsPoeticallyWorth said...

Nice picture.

Thank you. Love love, Andrew. Bye.

glenda said...

Ahh, fresh O. J. In the morning off you own tree. Great treat!

Birdman said...

Ya, for you maybe... FROZEN oj in this corner of the world.

Bob Crowe said...

You just had to do this to us up here in the north.

Randy said...

Reminds me of the summer I work at Sunskit sorting oranges.

Karl Demetz said...

Levely photo with a nice composition.