Who else remembers the Peter, Paul, and Mary song “Lemon Tree?” As with all their songs, the melody was lovey, although I had to disagree with the last line of the chorus:

Lemon tree very pretty and the lemon flower is sweet
But the fruit of the poor lemon is impossible to eat
Lemon tree very pretty and the lemon flower is sweet
But the fruit of the poor lemon is impossible to eat

Okay, perhaps you don’t actually eat a lemon on its own, but the fruit is pretty darn good! I start most mornings with a glass of warm water and the juice of half a lemon. I also sometimes make a ginger-lemon drink that’s very good and good for me. This lemon tree is at Queen Creek Olive Mill. They grow quite a bit of what they use/sell at the mill store.

And for “blue” this week, let’s venture to a completely different sort of surroundings, to downtown Chicago once again where there are plenty blues for today.

  1. I love the lemon tree and the song!

  2. Dan Antion says:

    When it’s hot out, water with lemon is my favorite thing to drink. I love the color, lines and reflections in the building. Well done!

    • One thing downtown Chicago had/has is lots of buildings with all sorts of cool reflections and lines. It was one of the things I enjoyed about my infrequent visits.

  3. Ginger and lemon combo sounds wonderful to me! And for the youngsters, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P5Yx8cg6Gpg

    • Thanks for including the link, Frank. I have their “Best of…” CD. Have to get it out again and listen to it. Lemon and ginger are a good combo and they’re both so good for you.

  4. Toonsarah says:

    I like lemons – I’ve even been known to suck a slice taken from a drink!

  5. Ally Bean says:

    Living in the midwest I find lemon trees charming and unique. I don’t know the song, but I like the lyrics.

  6. BeckyB says:

    ooh I don’t know the song, but i do love lemons. I cook with them a lot. And just loving the blue today too

  7. #1 Grandson likes sucking on lemons. It makes my jaws salivate just thinking about it!
    I can’t do straight-up fresh lemon juice in water it gives me heartburn, but I do love a slice in my water and tea.

    I love the reflection of the crane in the blue image.

    • I liked that reflection as well, an added benefit. 🙂

      When I was finding all the free lemons, I made lemonade quite often. Right now they’re not in season so I buy a large bag at Costco. I’m a purist with tea as I don’t use lemon, milk, or sugar. Just my taste.

  8. Amy says:

    I, too, love lemon, love their songs.

  9. Always have lemons in the kitchen. I remember the song very well. I think the last line was just to make it rhyme. 😅

    • Although I miss apples a lot, we have lots of citrus here and that’s quite nice. My husband enjoys picking an orange off the trees in the community area. Of course they’re not in season right now.

  10. At this very moment I’m having a glass of ice water with lemon juice in it, Janet. I’m with you on those lyrics.

  11. scr4pl80 says:

    I have warm water with lemon every morning also. Love lemon meringue pie too!

  12. JT Twissel says:

    I love lemons but I’m not sure I could do lemon water first thing in the morning!

  13. Wind Kisses says:

    I think your morning lemon drink sounds good. And queen creek olive farm is a gem.

    • We’re going to Queen Creek Thursday morning while our daughter’s here. I always enjoy a trip there and they have wonderful products. Heading for Pine tomorrow. 🙂

  14. I remember that song, and I love fresh lemons.

  15. Lemon is a very refreshing and love the color, nothing wrong with the song either

  16. Resa says:

    I agree with you on disagreeing with the last line of the PP&M song!

    Nice shots, Janet.