A few weeks ago, a neighbor a few houses away had a table on the sidewalk with sacks of lemons on it and signs saying “Free.” I grabbed a couple bags, piled them in an attractive bowl, grabbed my phone, and looked for a place with good light. The leaves were attractive, the lemons tart and delicious.

for Life in Colour: green

  1. So fresh is this green, refreshing

  2. peggy says:

    When I was a teenager in San Diego our neighbor had a lemon tree. I would pick them and just eat those tart things like an orange. Can’t do that anymore.

    • I have the juice of half a lemon in a glass of warm water most mornings. Good way to start the day. Here I’ve been making lemonade every so often because of the ease of getting lemons and of course getting free ones. 🙂

  3. Dan Antion says:

    I love the light flowing through. Leaves are one of my favorite things to see.

  4. Nice leaf, but I bet the lemons were even better. Good neighbor to have. 🙂

    • I keep checking when I drive by but no new supply. However, the tree along my walking path is starting to drop lemons so found lemons are back on the menu. 🙂

  5. It looks like a cape floating on the wind. I love the light and the polka dot pattern on the leaf.

  6. CurlsnSkirls says:

    Lovely leaves ~ lovely neighbour!!

  7. Ally Bean says:

    What a pretty photo and what generous neighbors. Lemons cost a small fortune around here.

  8. scr4pl80 says:

    Great shot. I have lemon in warm water every morning. We have a friend who brings us a bag from his tree.

  9. Resa says:

    This is not your first lemon post, and it’s no lemon.
    The shot is as refreshing as lemons are. Thank you!

  10. Su Leslie says:

    This is beautifully composed Janet; a really lovely image. I’m waiting for. Y citrus to ripen — until then it’s expensive market lemons 😕

    • Thanks so much, Su. We’re blessed with citrus but I miss the variety of apples we got in the Midwest. If I could just have both. 😊

      • Su Leslie says:

        Wouldn’t that be great! NZ exports apples, but we’ve lost so many of the heritage varieties. T and I planted an apple tree, with three varieties grafted onto the rootstock, so we’re excited to see whether we have fruit next season.

      • I look forward to hearing about the results. What fun! It’s a shame about so many heritage varieties but there were people at the markets in Ohio and Illinois who were raising some of them. Here we get mostly the standards: Gala, Fuji, Honeycrisp, Red Delicious, and a few other. I always buy organic if possible because apples are so highly pesticided.

      • Su Leslie says:

        I do the same. Strawberries and citrus here are often the worst ‘source’ of pesticide residues.

      • Berries here are perennially highly-pesticided, although blueberries usually aren’t.

  11. restlessjo says:

    Nice neighbours 🙂 🙂

  12. lolaWi says:

    what a beautiful green, Janet! 🙂

  13. de Wets Wild says:

    I can almost smell it!

  14. Love the detail on the leaves!