Monday, April 23, 2007

Oranges, Lemons, Grapefruit...OH MY!

My kids say I repeat my stories. Could this be true? Surely not ME?!

OK, let's just say if I thought it was important enough to say once, it's worth repeating. That's my story anywho.

Our new house is very exciting. New climate, new flora & fauna, etc. Things I've NEVER seen easily impress me. I've never seen grapefruit growing, I'm a midwestern gal by birth. So I consider this something VERY cool.



From the tree to my breakfast table. OH! So delicious.

I'll be on this "new thing" kick for awhile, please bear with me!

This is (I think) a prickly pear that is blooming in my yard. I love the delicate flower in amongst the spines. (And if it ISN'T, please correct me!)


I still have an endless amount of boxes to unpack, we're taking it slow since there is no rush.

Have a great day today!

9 comments:

Beth said...

Yes! that is a prickly pear! mine is bright pink...(see the April 3rd post for a picture!) keep your eyes out soon for Sahuaro blooms (white with yellow centers) and my favorite : jacaranda tree (think tall and PURPLE!) Amazing the desert has such wonderful colors...

atet said...

Repeat those stories away. Some day your children will find themselves repeating them when you no longer can. Sorry, don't mean to be morbid here, but I do it with my dad's stories -- re-telling them makes me feel close to him even though he's no longer with us.

I am always amazed by the colors in the desert -- I live in the midwest, but my mom is in the southwest and every time I visit I see new colors.

Nancy said...

I'm not a fan of grapefruit but I sure would like to have an orange tree in my yard. Or a lemon tree would be nice. Just not QUITE tropical enough here for that.

I have those prickly pears all over the other lot. If they manage to bloom before being mowed down they bloom yellow like yours do.

Erika said...

Repeat offender for sure!

Anonymous said...

Yes, that is a prickly pear. And it will bear fruit in the summer, and if you wear leather gloves you can pick it and eat it. Rub all the tiny prickers off with a towel.

Some people eat the leaves too, you will find them at your grocery under "nopalitos." Now you know.

Rian

Deb H said...

It looks like a Heavanly place to live right now. You may want to visit my neck of the woods in Jult\y & August though!

Hope you have a happy life in your new home.

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Enjoy that fresh citrus fruit, yum!

Morah said...

You make me jealous! We can grow citrus here but I have such a shady yard......

Marty52 said...

Welcome to Arizona! We have a grapefruit, too, but sadly, no lemon. Next year!!