Friday, December 2, 2016

Orange Tree


It's that time of year; the citrus fruit is beginning to get ripe. We just need a few more cooler days and these will be ready to pick and eat; usually by the end of December.

21 comments:

William Kendall said...

A delight to see!

Catalyst said...

Curiously, I had a flock of robins descend on my yard and bird bath today. With temperatures here in the 40's I think they must have stopped off while heading further south, Jacob.

bill burke said...

I love oranges. Don't think I ever had a fresh picked one though.

Shammickite said...

oooo a real orange tree!

Linda said...

How beautiful, Lowell! Here in Montreal we get cases of clementines that come from Morocco, that are in abundance in grocery and fruit stores, and they are absolutely delicious, and are at their sweetest and juiciest between now and Christmas time.

Small City Scenes said...

Yum!! What fun to have a citrus tree.
MB

Kay said...

We had a very nice orange tree in California that got brutally hammered by a prolonged frost. This one looks very healthy and happy. Enjoy that fruit!

Petrea Burchard said...

I've got a relatively large one in my back yard. Orange juice galore this year!

Andy said...

Florida oranges are the best.

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

Orange trees, orange blossom with their scent.

This is a strong memory of "old Florida."

Janis
GDP

Taken For Granted said...

Both my grandparents and my parents had a variety of citrus trees that had fruit at Christmas time. Your fine photo brings back pleasant memories.

Judy said...

This makes me think of the time I lived in Phoenix and the orange blossoms would fill the air with fragrance which could at times become overpowering. I don't know if there are enough trees left to have that effect today.

The railroad bridge is part of a park that is under it but isn't part of a trail. We do have several "rails to trails" hiking trails in the area though. I enjoy riding my bike on them.

Marleen said...

This makes me think of a holiday somewhere in the south of Europe, one of the Greek islands maybe.
I can feel the warmth of the sun! :)

Sharon Anck said...

That tree has quite a lot of fruit for such a small tree. I bet if I looked, I'd find some here that are getting ready to be harvested.

RedPat said...

I would love to have an orange tree!!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Must be lovely to pick your own home grown fruit Lowell, do you have much bother with birds and bugs trying to eat them before they are ripe enough to pick?

stardust said...

From the bright orange color, I can imagine the blessing of Florida sun. The tree looks both useful and decorative. Our tangerine has been on the market since October and other kinds will take over from the mid-winter till sour-type citrus gets ripen in early summer. I have “yuzu” citrus tree in my garden of which juice is used as a seasoning like lemons.

Yoo

Gunn said...

Must be fantastic to have a tree like that ..... out in the garden!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

CanNOT wait!!!!

Lois said...

My across the street neighbors have a huge orange tree in their side yard and it is loaded. Another neighbor has a big lemon tree that is loaded too. Unfortunately, I don't know either one of them well enough to ask if I can have a few!

Karl Demetz said...

Delightful ! I would like to have such a tree, but here no oranges grow ...

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