Sunday, January 30, 2011

Citrus Garden

They are about ready to eat and squeeze:  our grapefruits, tangelos, oranges, lemons and tangerines.  We have had many years of drought, and sometimes the trees had very little fruit or just took a year off and were dormant.

This year, however,  after, finally, a good amount of rain,  they are especially abundant and  plump,  And so sweet.

The skins come off so very easily, and the juice runs down our chins.  I love the smell and feeling of lemon juice on my hands.    I often boil all the peels on the stove for a while, with a bit of cinnamon, which makes the house smell great.

How fortunate we are to just step out of the sun room and pick them from our trees...

Ah, just another day in paradise, here in Southern California.

~ Tranquility and Tolerance ~

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