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

Comments
  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.

  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. ๐Ÿ™‚

  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. Iโ€™m waiting for. Y citrus to ripen โ€” until then itโ€™s expensive market lemons ๐Ÿ˜•

    • Thanks so much, Su. Weโ€™re blessed with citrus but I miss the variety of apples we got in the Midwest. If I could just have both. ๐Ÿ˜Š

      • 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 โ€˜sourceโ€™ of pesticide residues.

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

  11. restlessjo says:

    Nice neighbours ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. lolaWi says:

    what a beautiful green, Janet! ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. de Wets Wild says:

    I can almost smell it!

  14. Love the detail on the leaves!

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