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Sunday, February 24, 2008

Rainy Sunday Morning in Southen California

Views from my living room this morning
(photographed through the glass of my French Doors)
I love the way the raindrops on the window
show up in these 1st two pictures

and not in this one because I opened the
French Doors to shoot it.
Note the palm frond on the ground behind the lemon tree.
There are lots of these everywhere today again.

Thought for Today
"If you asked me what I came into this world to do, I will tell you: I came to live out loud." Emile Zola

20 comments:

Eve said...

Your lemon tree looks very pretty in it's shower.

Greatfullivin said...

What a beautiful lemon tree. I am so anxious for warm weather! Snow and ice here in Indiana. Welcome to the Grateful Gals!! I have sent you an email with the code. Have a great day!

Betty said...

That's a lemon tree? Wow!! I thought they were oranges they are so big.

I have a stepson who lives in Simi Valley. Is that close to where you live?

Thanks for visiting me recently and leaving a comment. I hope you will visit often. If you don't mind, I'll put you on my blogroll so I can visit you often.

storyteller said...

Eve – Thanks! It’s just loaded with fruit this year so I’m providing lemons for all my neighbors. I’m enjoying my rainy Sunday at home.

Greatfulivin – Thanks on all counts. I’ve added the logo & link to my sidebar and everything seems to work.

Betty - Yup … they’re the tastiest Meyer lemons ever! I’m a block and a half from the Pacific Ocean and considerably South and West of Simi Valley, but I think it’s about 90 minutes or so away. It’s nice to meet you as well. I enjoyed my visit to your blog and will return as time permits. You’re quite welcome to add me to your Blogroll. I’ve got the Bloggers Over 50 Blogroll in my sidebar and think that’s how I found you in the first place.

I hope you’re all having a superb Sunday.
Hugs and blessings,

Mary said...

I love your lemon tree. Imagine having one in your backyard. That is wonderful. I could make a lot of yummy dishes with all those lemons.

I'm waiting for the spring rains here. We have had two sunny warm days that gave everyone spring fever. But alas, back to frigid temps and snow on Tues. I do like winter, but spring is a time of rebirth and beautiful flowers. I'm ready for it.

Thanks for sharing the lovely photos of the rain and also for the prayers for Michelle.

Blessings,
Mary

Annie said...

That's really pretty - that looks like such a perfect day for a long nap, or to curl up on the couch and read!

Mary P Jones (MPJ) said...

Not only is the fruit abundant on that tree -- it's huge. Those look more like Ponderosa lemons than Meyer! Wow!

Karen said...

Oh gosh, it's six o'clock on a cold Monday morning, and I'm sitting here in pjs lusting after your lemon tree. (I've been thinking about getting an indoor one, but the thought of having to pollinate it myself seems like just too much.) And the rain...I actually love rain (and not the freezing rain we've been getting here in Maryland).

This is making me think--we each have things in our lives that we may take for granted, but which others might covet. We may never know how truly lucky we are--it's hard to see clearly when you're standing so close.

Don't know if that makes sense...have I mentioned it's early Monday morning? And that I'm a bit cold?

storyteller said...

Mary – Actually this lemon (and a lime tree) is in my front yard (because my backyard is tiny and solid concrete). It’s so prolific that I share with all my neighbors (and I’m sure some passers by when I’m not around). I use the lemons mainly for fish and occasionally lemonade, but my neighbors make tasty things and share with me. I hope Michelle is feeling better each day.

Annie – Yup … and that’s precisely what I did! It was pretty wonderful, but now I’m behind responding to comments. LOL

MPJ – Now that you mention it, they are larger than lemons in the market. I guess I’m just used to the larger size. This tree is actually a Dwarf Meyer Lemon … but the fruit is anything but.

Karen – I hope it warms up soon for you folks where it’s been cold for so long. If I could share my lemons with you, I would. As for your point … I do get your drift, but methinks I’m aware (at least most of the time) at what a lucky gal I am.

Thanks to all of you for visiting on this rainy Sunday weekend.
Hugs and blessings,

Melissa said...

Wow I love these. I can feel the air :)

Tina Coruth said...

Storyteller,

Your rainy day Sunday photos are wonderful! Your lemon tree is beautiful and so many lemons. I love the smell of lemons - they make me think of warm weather and lemon squares.

Tina

suchsimplepleasures said...

that is so beautiful!! i've never seen a real lemon tree!! and...i love lemons!

Jennic said...

I'm in LOVE with your lemon tree! Our preschool will want to make lemonade all day EVERYDAY if we had one.

storyteller said...

Tina – I’m glad you enjoyed my ‘rainy Sunday photos’ and my lemon tree. It is pretty special to me and soooo prolific!

SSP – Hmmm … here in So Cal citrus trees grow and produce bountifully. I do feel blessed to have it and a lime tree in my front yard and love to share the fruit with friends and neighbors.

Jennic – Ah … my neighbor makes lemonade with her grandchildren whenever they come to visit. They love to pick the lemons themselves.

Thanks to each of you for stopping by. I’d love to share some lemonade (or lemon tea) with you and visit for real. I hope you have a delightful day.
Hugs and blessings,

storyteller said...

Melissa – I just realized I missed your comment and I apologize for not responding sooner. It’s a good thing gmail notifies me so I caught the oversight and can remedy the situation. It’s strange how some comments get lumped together in a single email and others appear separately as your did in this instance.

Some lemonade with the Girl Scout cookies could make a fun little ‘party’ … though I’d probably opt for lemon tea with GS cookies. Thanks so much for stopping by. I guess you can’t grow a lemon tree in NYC so feel free to visit mine here anytime you need to ‘feel the air’.
Hugs and blessings,

lucy said...

love the raindrops on the window and the lemon tree is so happy!

Sandy C. said...

I love rainy days like this in California...it's not bitterly cold :)
That lemon tree is just dripping with lemons!!!!

storyteller said...

Lucy – Ohmygosh! How do you have time to visit when you’re leaving for Paris any day now? Thanks for the positive feedback on my rainy-day pix and my ‘happy’ lemon tree! Have a wonderful trip!!!

Sandy – Me too … in fact I used it as an excuse to sit in my leaving room reading and enjoying the weather. Yes … dripping with lemons is right! Some of the branches seem ready to break from the weight and there are no new blossoms this spring because everything is going into the existing crop! Fortunately, lemons last a long time on the tree … so they won’t go to waste.

I hope you're both having a wonderful week!
Hugs and blessings,

Sonya said...

Beautiful pics! The lemon tree is beautiful!

storyteller said...

Sonya – I’m sorry to be so late in responding to your comment. I’m not sure how I missed it, but I’m happy you enjoyed my rainy day photos and I’d love to share some luscious lemons with you.
Hugs and blessings,

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