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Thursday, November 18, 2010

Friday Ramblings

This morning I was walking out to the mailbox. I guess I have been to busy to notice the lemon
trees, and the orange trees. This is my favorite lemon tree and it is a Meyer Lemon. It has the
best lemons I have ever tasted or used. The skin is thin and they are mainly juice.
My youngest son and my niece peel them and eat them like a orange.
You can't tell yet because these haven't got the deep orange yet, but these are Blood Oranges.
They get so dark red inside and they really are very pretty when cut in circles on a plate. Not to mention they taste sweet
different from a navel orange. Which are what the other orange trees are. I was noticing though that my one of my oranges and my Meyer lemon must have cross pollinated this year and now we have a tree of Lemon/oranges. Which is okay because they have their own distinctive flavor.

I was walking around and I wanted to see if I could get a close up of a dandelion in the morning sunshine.
One of the favorite things I did when the babies were all so tiny was teach them to blow on them and when they were a bit older I taught them to blow and make a wish. One of the things I love watching is when they
are out in the back yard and the little ones are walking along dreaming in their own little world, they will
stoop down and pick one and hold it with their little chubby hand and blow. Then they stand and watch as all of the little floaty seeds sparkle in the sunlight as they go every which way the wind blows.

This is the last of the leaves on the Sugar Maple. We are supposed to have rain, wind, and cold this weekend.
I think the last of the leaves that are on this tree will be gone before Thanksgiving. This year we have had such
a warm fall that her leaves are not as showy as in the past. The one thing about a tree is I can always look forward to next year.

I am going to end with a poem I stumbled across, because I have trouble between wanting to be a real grandmother who has cookies in the cookie jar all of the time to the kind of grandmother who doesn't really look like one. I thought this poem fit me.

I got it from the book by Donna Otto called Between Women of God, p 27

The Grandmother's Poem:

In the dim and distant past
When life's tempo wasn't fast
Gramma used to rock and knit,
Crochet and tat, and babysit.

Gramma now is at the gym
Exercising to keep slim.
Now she's golfing with the bunch,
Taking clients out to lunch,

Going north to ski and acurl,
And all her days are in a whirl.
Nothing seems to stop or block her
Now that Gramma's off her rocker.

Have a lovely Friday and I hope a good weekend too.
Many blessings from me to you.
I finally got sick, after fighting it for weeks. My brain doesn't
want to think right so I may be taking a break.
I enjoy all of your blogs so much, it is really hard to stay away.


  1. I'm envious of your citrus trees! :)

    Loved the poem! Too funny (and true!)

    Sorry you got sick! Get some rest. We'll be here whenever you feel like coming back to blogging! :)

  2. P.S. I miss the barn boards... :)

  3. I love fruit trees. How wonderful to have your own lemons and oranges. I wish we could grow them but too cold. Great poem-love it. Hope you feel better. Rest up and take good care of yourself :)
    Hugs, Amy

  4. I'm so sorry you don't feel well. I hope it doesn't last long. My hubby loves lemon in his tea, so he would be delighted to have his own lemon tree! Poem is cute. I think I am somewhere in between.... a little contemporary, a little old fashioned. Maybe it's that I want to LOVE like a grandma, but (like you said) I don't want to LOOK like one! :-)

  5. Aww, that sucks you finally got the bug. Hopefully you get over it soon. I like your poem! I have seen it before and thought it was funny. Hey, I like your new layout! :)

  6. Hope you feel better real soon Kim because blog world is not the same without you.

    I'm jealous of your citrus trees. Here we can grow them as house plants but it's way too cold to grow them outside.
    I love your grandma poem and I love your new blog design. I like the dark design but it plays tricks on my eyes for some reason. This new one is so much easier on the eyes for me. Have a great weekend. JB

  7. Hi KIm, so sorry you are sick,I will be praying for a quick recovery.

    I enjoyed reading about the lemons and oranges, oh! how blessed to have citrus trees in your yard.

    I thought the poem was so cute.

    Much love,

  8. I would love to have citrus trees like yours! Not here for sure. The poem is great. We all need to be off our rockers!

  9. I hope you get well sorry!
    The pictures of the fruit are pretty and yes, I love watching my children do the same thing...wandering in their minds.

    I am not a grandmother yet, but I loved the true these days and I will battle between the two when the time comes. I talked to a grandmother the other night and ask if she just so enjoyed her grand babies...ages 3 and 1, and her comment was, well I am just too busy!!! What was sad is her business was by choice, but because she had to be...she is wealthy and could just slow down and enjoy!

    Have an awesome, healing weekend!!!

  10. I would love to have a lemon tree, but its just to darn cold where I live. It looks so bright and cheery.
    Take care of yourself so you can get over that nasty bug. We will be waiting for you when you feel up to it.
    PS - The grandma poem made me smile.

  11. Sorry to hear you are sick. Don't ya just hate the sicknesses that fly around this time of year? My oldest son has lemon and orange trees in his back yard...the kids get such a kick out of them. Yours are soo pretty. I'd love to see the inside of the orange that isn't navel. Don't think I ever have. The Grandma poem was really funny...soo true for most I am afraid. This Grandma won't be as active till she gets her knees fixed. In the meantime, there is a lot of "rocking" going on here, haha Have a wonderful week-end and rest yourself as best you can. HUGS

  12. Haha, I briefly saw your autumn leaves theme while you were working on it. I liked it, but the middle bit was too orange. Shame you couldn't get it working.

    I'm glad you have some citrus this year. Save some for me, please? :-)

  13. I hope you're on the mend. We've had kids on the second round of illness around here too.
    I love your grandma poem :-)
    We had a lemon tree in our backyard when I was growing up, and I used to do the same thing your son and niece did. It's too cold to grow them up here in the high desert.


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