"Following where my camera leads me!"

"Following where my camera leads me!"

Monday, January 2, 2017

Lovely Lemons


I met the most delightful couple on Folly beach tonight and they shared their bright and colorful Meyer lemons with me.

When I first saw them, I wasn't sure if I was looking at an orange tree or a lemon tree--Diana explained that the meyer lemons are a cross of both. 

Just look at all that gorgeous fruit tumbling down from the branches!

The branches were heavy with the citrus fruit.


Diana showed me the dainty and delicate little flowers that start the fruit:


.........and then she went and picked me one perfect lemon and gave it to me.

That just made my day!
Many thanks for your kind hospitality, Diana!

10 comments:

  1. I have a small Meyer Lemon, and a small Key Lime that I bought last spring. Both have flowers right now and I'm looking forward to enjoying their fruit. How nice for your being gifted one lemon from a stranger.

    Happy 2017 ~ FlowerLady

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  2. They are beautiful! I was surprised to see how BIG many of the lemons were here. I cut an organic lemon yesterday and it was so fragrant. Nothing like fresh off the tree! Enjoy your week sweet friend. Hugs!

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  3. Meyer lemons are both beautiful and tasty. How nice that you met a new friend and got a lovely piece of fruit also.

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  4. How nice of Diana! I never realized that citrus grew in your area. That must be nice. The blossoms are pretty too. Have a happy week!

    Hugs
    Jane

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  5. What a nice encounter! I have never heard of those before

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  6. wow, gorgeous fruit!! i have always wanted a lemon tree and i have never planted one. and what a kind soul you met, i'm sure you enjoyed each others company - and fruit!!!

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  7. I ADORE Meyer lemons. They are just the best. Lovely photos, Debbi!

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  8. Ohh goodness!! They made me pucker while reading your post!! Awesome shots Debbi!! I grew up in the middle of an orange grove and there is nothing more wonderful than the smell of orange blossom season!! Such a heavenly smell!! hOpe you were able to get a good wiff of the lemon tree blossom!!

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  9. What a delightful, auspicious beginning of this bright New Year! A beach stroll, a new friend, and one Perfect Lemon for the Lemonade of Life.

    May every day and every experience be as fun and fulfilling!

    rachel

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