Thursday, April 10, 2014

The trees rejoiced

Our great room in winter looks like a greenhouse. We have lemon, grapefruit, and avocado trees that brush the vaulted ceiling.
I stumbled, sleepy eyed, out of the bedroom one morning last September and a thorny lemon branch made the side of my face look as though I'd been in a cat fight. That limb was pruned later that morning.
But when the weather turns in spring and frost is no longer a danger, we take the trees outside. We did that this past weekend and you could almost hear them rejoicing. Our great room echos now and seems empty as a church on Thursday.
It's nice having our space back and we can walk through the house without ducking and weaving.
Yesterday morning I took a break and sat out on the back deck to enjoy the sunshine. I snapped a picture of the sky. When I looked at the photograph just now, I saw a mango limb photobombed my picture of the sky.
The other picture is a vase of dogwood blossoms that Jilda gathered for the table.
Y'all have a great Friday.


  1. It looks so beautiful and clear in the picture... we had a clear blue sky yesterday but oh... it was so cold. It must be wonderful living so close to nature the way that you do... that is so great :) Have a great weekend Rick :)

  2. I have been contemplating for almost a year now buying an avocado tree. I love them. Since I live in FL, I don't think I'd need to worry about carting it in and out. Even now, my mind is wondering how you do that... do you plant them in the ground and the pot them for the winter? I am sure I would kill them if I tried that.

    1. We live near Fallbrook, which boasts as the "Avocado Capital of the world". The tree should do well there; we have chills, even frosts, but the trees survive. They do take lots of water.

  3. The vase of dogwood blossoms make me homesick for the dogwood and redbud trees. Near our farm, they covered a hillside; always took my breath away when we rounded a corner and there they were.

  4. Nice for the trees to get back outside, but it must make your winters feel like you have a bit of summer with you. : )

  5. It's so much greener there than it is here. At least it's starting to feel like spring though.
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  6. Hi, Please feel free to "Knock me off" LOL Dee

  7. Beautiful sky and weather! We've had a few nice days and my daffodils are finally blooming! No green or blossoms on trees yet, but I'm hopeful that sometime before July 4th we'll have some shade! Have a good weekend and enjoy those lovely trees!

  8. Beautiful dogwood blossoms...your weather looks wonderful! Ours is still playing hide and seek, with the good days making only an occasional appearance for a few days every once in a while, then the cooler days for a while. But my tulips are starting to push through, so that's good...good signs!


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