Saturday, May 2, 2009

It is Raining Lemons!

This is the time of year when last year's unpicked citrus crop falls from the trees. There are little dark green new lemons already formed and growing as the tree bloomed in April. So we sit in the family room and hear the thump of lemons hitting the ground out back from our neighbor's tree. My great white hunter spent quite a bit of time one night this week picking lemons for the people at work. He took in three huge boxes (and this is just from our side of the fence) and the folks there took all of them home and were thrilled to get them. I priced lemons at the store and they wanted 39 cents for a small one, so I guess I would be glad to get them too. When you just go out and pick what you want, you kind of take them for granted.

Just to show you that Texas is not the only state that grows things big......I picked this one up out of the yard this morning on my daily "pick up lemons" job. The coin on the side is a quarter, sorry that is not too clear in the picture.




"Tuscan Sun" had a set back the past couple of days while I recovered from a nice bout of stomach flu but looking forward to posting the next couple of blocks soon.

7 comments:

Carol VR said...

Hope your feeling better and feeling confident that Flat Stanley ought to arrive this week.

All the tracking tells me is that he has been recieved in the destination country,

Amelia said...

Boy you can have lots of lemonade - what do you do with your lemons? Does the juice freeze very well?

Sara said...

Hope your feeling better! That is a big lemmon! What do you do with them all? I love lemmons!

Karen said...

I just had to see what raining lemons was about!

SueR said...

Lemonade? Lemon meringue pie? Lemon pudding? Lemon drops? Lemon chiffon cake? Lemon bars? Oh my, makes my mouth water!

Granny Lyn said...

Hoping your belly is a bit better, takes a lot out of you, doesn't it?

oh, would I love some lemonade or ice tea with those lemons!! they are humongous!!

Belvie said...

That lemon is huge! They are expensive at my grocery so I buy the concentrate in the bottle. I use a lot of lemon juice. I even drizzle about a tablespoonful over my roast just before I put it in the oven, splash a little on steamed veggies, etc.