Our California trip was a work trip - Mr. M spent his days sorting his mom's paperwork and belongings, while I spent mine either at the hospital (my dad had surgery while I was there), or driving my dad to the doctor, or running errands, or staying home with him as he recovered. It was definitely a case of life giving us lemons - and oranges. So of course I made orange juice. :)
In my dad's very small back yard are some potted plants and a few roses. The rest of the space is filled with mature citrus trees - two orange, one lemon.
The trees bear fruit year-round, and on the lemon tree can be seen blossom, baby fruit, and mature fruit, in a continuous and concurrent cycle of growth.
Here's how I spent a happy hour one morning:
The lemons have cross-pollinated with the oranges, giving a wonderful brightness and refreshing tang to their juice.
A votre santé!
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