Thursday, March 15, 2007

citrus galore

That's me four years ago in our backyard. We harvested a whole lot of lemons & oranges & grapefruit that year! This being only a small portion of our bounty. And this year is proving to be yet another huge harvest!

So, what's going on in the Thompson household? Well, Randy & I are alone. Yes, alone for the next five days. Tyler is in New York City on his high school Choir Tour and Miranda is along as a chaperone. A dream come true for Miranda. They were suppose to go to NYC her senior year but the trip fell through... so she is sooo excited! AND she will be with Tyler on his 18th birthday tomorrow!! Yes, my baby turns 18... while touring the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island and Ground Zero!! How cool is that!
Shawn & Nicole are vacationing in Rocky Point, Mexico this week with Nicole's family. I know they are having so much fun relaxing, reading and cooking amazing meals every night.
So please pray for my scattered family... for their safety, good health (Tyler's recovering from being sick) and that they have the BEST, most memorable, unforgettable trip EVER!!
And... that Randy & I enjoy our time alone.
Heck, we're going to the SUNS game tomorrow night!! I think we'll be just fine.

I just had to post one more time. My Lady Banks Rose. She's sure turning heads these days!


Michelle Legler said...

Hello Miss Linda
Of course, Loving your Lady Banks again and noticing you also have white picket fence. We have so much in common!! :)

Diana LaMarre said...

The Lady Banks is just gorgeous!!

What do you do with all that citrus fruit? Make juice?

I hope you and Randy are enjoying your time alone.

Sandy said...

Please, oh, please will you share some of your oranges and grapefruits?
I am jealous - LOL!
Have a great time with your sweetie:)

Lovella ♥ said...

Oh those lemons and oranges look wonderful. I love the combination of the two of them in recipes. Funny thing is, I posted a cheesecake recipe today that requires lemons and oranges. The beginning of the week I posted a Easter Bread that uses both as well. There are certainly no citrus trees here in Canada, so you just keep growing them and I'll keep buying them.
Enjoy your empty nestin for the bit you have it. It is great practice. Have a lot of fun.

Niki Fretwell said...

What wonderful yellow scenes from Arizona!
Enjoy the time with your husband.

Nancy said...

I love that you can harvest fruit. I love working in the garden but we can't do citrus fruits in NC... just apples,grapes,figs, plums, strawberries, and peaches. We don't have nearly as much either. I hope you enjoy your time "home alone" and I will pray for safe travels. Have a great weekend!

Anita said...

What a harvest! How cool is that to have your own oranges andgrapefuits? It's far too cold over here in summer so this dream will never come true for me!

Oh, another dream of mine is a trip to NYC! I've never been to the US so far - but you never know what the future will bring!

Hope your son had a great birthday although he was far away from home! (Well, I am sure he enjoyed the day even more in New York!)

Have a great week-end, Linda!

Amy said...

how lovely! I can't wait until my citrus trees start fruiting soon then I can make lots of lemon honey :-)

Sarah and Jack said...

I REALLY, REALLY miss the smell of the citrus blossoms from when we lived in Florida. That warm, humid night air would be so heavy with that scent, and it is heaven to me. I wish there were a way to bottle it up and send it in the mail so I could have some this spring.