31 December 2014

Lemons and Cold Weather






Lemons & Citrus






It's cold here. Really cold for here...

My daughter said to me, "Mom, we have to get the lemons off the tree now." So out into the garden my daughter went to pick the lemons and the citrus off the trees, because it might actually freeze tonight and the next night, and the rain might turn to snow on some of the mountains.
The cold already got the tomatoes and basils.

















A few bowlfuls later...










There are some lemons for her, for us, for the neighbors, and for lemonade.
She does look a little solemn. We didn't have time to make her or us a party hat.
Happy New Year!
Thank you for visiting us and inspiring us all year.









73 comments:

  1. Happy New Years. We are in Fullerton, CA and it is really cold here. I have roses blooming already and they sure didn't like the cold. So tomorrow if they are not frozen will pick them and make an arrangement. Stay warm!
    Mary

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    1. I hope that make it through the night, so you can, because that will be lovely. Happy New Year, Mary. xoox

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  2. Happy New Year. Love lemons, and our neighbor before we moved last June had a large Meyer lemon tree and I always had a bowl full for cooking or hot or cold lemonade. Your photography is lovely.l

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    1. Hi, Wanda. Thank you. It's so much fun to have lemons. I have some other citrus, but those trees are not very old. Happy New Year to you and your family. xoox

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  3. Love and hugs to you and your family for the new year! <3

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    1. Thank you, Sarah. Happy New Year to you and yours as well. xoox

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  4. Oh, how wonderful to have fresh lemons! We can't grow those here :)

    Happy New Year, sweet Su. Hugs!

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    1. Happy New Year, Stephanie. A lot of things don't grow here, but citrus is one of them! xoox

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  5. Good Morning my friend! Happy happy happy New Year to you and yours!
    How wonderful to pick lemons from the own trees!!! As you know - to cold here!
    Have a fantastic New Year - send you all my best for that
    Elisabeth
    It's a cake made of ice - just for decorations - looks lovely with a candle.

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    1. Oh it is so beautiful. I thought it was a cake, but I didn't know it was completely made of ice! How pretty!

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  6. How lovely to have your own lemons to pick, Su! It is frigid here, but no snow (which I am thankful about).

    Happy New Year!

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  7. such beautiful pictures !!! best wishes for the new year !!! love greetings from angie from Germany

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    1. Thank you, Angie. Blessing of the New Year to you. xoox

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  8. Happy New Year to you and you family, Su! Lemons? Your garden is really dreamy...I can't even imagine going out in my yard and picking something so lovely. Yum!

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  9. Wow I guess we are all getting socked with the cold weather. Glad you could get the lemons off the tree before your freeze. It is soooo cold here in Chicagoland but no snow and thankful for the sun.
    Happy Start to the new year.
    Kris

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    1. Yesterday it was only about 43 here in the day, and normal is 66 in the day. It can't compare to your cold, but we are not use to it! xoox

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  10. Thank you for posting this because it made me think to pick our lemons! I am glad I did because I awoke to a frost covered new years day.

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    1. Oh thank you, and you're welcome, Kerrie. I'm so happy you rescued them before the freeze, so you can enjoy them! Happy New Year. xoox

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  11. Oh I will truly miss the lemons and oranges that grew so freely in Phoenix. I used to juice them by the 100's and freeze the juice in ice trays.
    Wishing you and yours a joyously happy and healthy New Year!

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  12. We aren't used to the cold. Our poor little Lulu had a haircut on the first day of winter and she is so cold. We have to wrap her in our down parkas while she sits on the window seat.

    I hope 2015 is wonderful for your family - maybe another European vacation!

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    1. I know. It is too cold for the dogs. Our toy poodle is freezing too. xoox

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  13. Yummy and fragrant! Wishing you a wonderful New Year! Patty/NS

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    1. Thank you, Patty. I'm sorry that I'm a little late responding to people. xoxo

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  14. Oouuuuu lovely lemons! Enjoy that taste of cold weather, the snow queen has sent it down from the north tee hee!

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    1. Thank you, Jennifer. We have been busy here. It's piano season here: performances, competitions, and watching students much older in their events. Things will get back to normal in about a week and a half. I hope you had a wonderful New Year. xoox

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  15. How lovely to have some colors in the bleakness of winter! Enjoy your lemons.
    Wishing you a spectacular 2015!

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  16. It's REALLY cold here. I'm staying in bed. If I didn't have my two little stoves, I think I'd surely freeze!
    Brenda

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    1. I'm so glad you are okay. What an ordeal. I hope you heal quickly. xoox

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  17. Happy New Year to you my friend and all the best for 2015! Hugs, Diane

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  18. Oh my, that is cold.
    We are having a cold snap here in Wisconsin too. The kind we do not like, negative degrees!! Yucky.

    Wishing you warm greetings for 2015!! :-)
    Thank you for all the fun posts you put together to share with us.
    Carla

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  19. Happy New Year and all the best for you.

    Warm Greetings

    Andrea

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  20. A new year full of love and peace to you!

    Hugs,

    Nanda

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    1. Thank you, Nanda. Happy New Year to you too. xoox

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  21. Philadelphia is finally feeling like winter, we're used to it. Your lemons look pretty in the bowl, sweet daughter to go and pick them to save them from your cold snap. Wishing you and your family a happy and healthy New Year.
    xx,
    Vera

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    1. Thank you, Vera. I hope it is a good year for you and your family too. xoox

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  22. So wonderful to be able to gather lemons, full of goodness, straight from the garden. Every blessing to you and your family during 2015.

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  23. Lemons on Dec 31st ~ quite amazing to a mountain girl living with LOTS of snow. Enjoy!
    And Happy New Year!!!!
    xoxo,
    Lin

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    1. Happy New Year, Lin. It's been so cold here. xoxo

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  24. The fact that you can harvest citrus and lemon from your garden never ceases to amaze me. It was cold while I was away for Christmas, which got me really worried about my cats. The cats are alright but my basil froze!

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    1. Thank you, Magali. So happy that your cats were okay. We made some little make-shift shelters for the outdoor cats. It's usually not necessary. They are fine. xoxo

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  25. Will you make anything else with them other than lemonade? Lemon curd, or a pie or something?

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    1. Thank you, RJ. We usually make lemon butter and lemon bars. xoxo

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  26. Wishing you all the best for a happy and healthy new year! The lemons look like oranges. How nice to be able to grow your own lemons. I love lemon water! Happy Friday and have a nice weekend.
    Julie

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    1. Thank you, Julie. I know. I think it is Meyer, but they are yellow. There are a few oranges mixed in, because we also have three small orange trees, a grapefruit, and a tangelo, but only the lemon tree is mature. xoxo

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  27. Happy New year, Su! I am loving your vegetable garden. Oh to be able to walk out of your own house to pick fresh lemons from the trees....you have me daydreaming here. : )

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  28. So lucky you have lemons trees, I use one lemon everyday, start in the morning drinking lemon tea and every day on my salad. Glad your daughter got them off the tree! Wishing you and your a joyous new year.

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    1. That sounds like a great routine. I will have to try it on salad. xoox

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  29. Your blog looks fun, I'm your new follower

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  30. Oh my goodness, it has been really cold here too. Well more so than we are use to. I have a peppermint plant that I brought back from the dead and it is sooo pretty and lush that I was thinking of bringing into the house cause it's been so cold that I am afraid of it freezing :-( Happy you were able to save all those lemons. Happy New Year.

    Hugs,
    ❤️Ana

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    1. Thank you, Ana. It's still unusually cold. Happy New Year to you too. xoox

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  31. Thank you for the warmth beauty of your oranges, I just bought a big bag of them from our local market and am enjoying the new year with its powerful vitamen "C" I have been fighting this bad virus cold and now taste better to me that a nice ripe orange. I so wish here on the desert of southern Ca, we could grow lemon trees and good oranges that's most what I miss about a beautiful yard and the fruit it can grow.

    Love your vignettes, and I am so looking forward to all you inspire this 2015 year.
    See you soon and all the beauty you inspire.

    Xx
    Dore

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    1. Thank you, Dore. The sentiment is like wise. I've been away from the computer, because we have been participating in a music festival. xoox

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  32. How wonderful to have a lemon tree in your yard. I am sure it is a wonderful treat. Lemons are great for baking and cooking so I can imagine all the use you get out of them.

    Wishing you and your beautiful family a blessed 2015.

    Janet

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  33. I just love the look of fresh lemons in a kitchen. They're so sunny, so cheerful. Not to mention how wonderful they smell when cut open or zested. Lovely. xxx ~ Nancy

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  34. I LOVE LEMONS! and use them daily!

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    1. Thank you. They are great for so many things. xoox

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  35. What a lovely place! Wishing you all the best! Hugs. Monika

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  36. Yum! I love lemons as both decoration and for flavor! So much freshness from the color yellow and the pop of citrus. I have always wanted a lemon tree but not quite confident in my ability to keep it alive, haha. Hope you and your family had a wonderful 2014 and holiday season! I very much look forward to what inspiring decor you have to showcase for us this coming 2015 year!

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  37. We've had some crazy cold (for us) weather as well! Happy New Year Su! Looking forward to another year of inspiration from you! xoxo Jen

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  38. Thank you so much, sweet Su, for sharing this at Roses of Inspiration :) I hope you join us again this Tuesday. Happy weekend! Hugs!

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