I’m ridiculously excited about my new trees.
I already had a lemon tree but now I also have an orange, and a lime, tree.
I admit, I’m more excited about the orange tree than I am about the lime tree.
(Which is kind of weird, because I like limes more than I like oranges.)
(I’m not normal, have you noticed that?)
(I also use parentheses way more than I should.)
There’s nothing in this world that smells as perfect, and wonderful, as orange blossoms.
I wish everyone could live surrounded by the scent of orange blossoms.
There’d be no wars.
There’d be peace and love for all …
OK, maybe not –
Photo: Bee on an orange blossom on my new (!!) orange tree.
Why didn’t I get an orange tree sooner?
I’ve clearly wasted a good portion of my life.
When my son got home from school, he walked into our backyard and said, “Oh, it smells so good out here. It smells like TEA!”
(He sometimes drinks an orange herbal tea …. hence, our backyard now smells like tea.)
He picked an orange off our brand new tree, and we shared it.
Our tree, for those of you who are interested, is a dwarf Valencia orange tree.
The orange we shared was delicious and juicy.
Our baby-ish tree came with four oranges … and now it only has three.
(But it has a whole lot of blossoms, and baby (still green) oranges too.)
The bees found the blossoms immediately.
So did the hummingbirds.
Photo: Hummingbird in our orange tree
The bees and the hummingbirds seem to be as intoxicated by the scent of orange blossoms as I am.
(Mocha, my chocolate Labrador, couldn’t stop sniffing the orange blossoms either!)
The lime tree is also blossoming, although it’s much less fragrant.
It has lots of baby limes on it.
Photo: Baby limes growing on our lime tree
Doesn’t Tequila Lime Chicken, cooked on the grill, sound really good?
The little things in life make me so happy.
I wish I could bottle up orange blossoms and give some to each of you!