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Macro Monday Brings Blooms and Fruit

Psalm 118:24 – “This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.”

Around three in the morning I took Sparky and Mandy in the backyard for their last leak before going to bed. As I shined my flashlight on our one and only “citrus cocktail” tree I spied this tiny little lime blossom and fruit, so I went inside and got my camera and took the above photo.  Two days later I checked it again  and the blossom had fallen off,  revealing this:

I’ve searched all over and can’t find evidence of any other fruit.  And actually, this isn’t when I usually smell blossoms on the tree – uh-oh! I just remembered something – about a week ago I smelled orange (or citrus) blossoms, looked all over to see where the scent was coming from, even scanned my citrus tree but didn’t see any blooms.  I guess maybe the lime part of the tree was in fact blooming but didn’t see them.  The reason this is called a cocktail tree is because there are four different citrus fruits grafted onto a single root stock.  On my tree there is a Valencia orange, naval orange, mandarin, and a Bearss lime.  It is about five or six years old and so far it’s produced two good seasons of about a dozen fruit.  Except, not a single mandarin – my favorite!  Hopefully, this will be a good season, as last year wasn’t – I haven’t researched it, but it seems to make good sense that fruit-bearing trees have resting seasons  after a bumper crop (well, too me, it was a bumper crop!)

Related Links:  http://gardening.sheknows.com/2011/03/03/fruit-cocktail-trees/

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Blue Monday

Here is a clearly blue selection for blue monday – a collection of blue milk glass. For more “blues” visit smiling sally atBlue Monday




Smiling Sally

Potpourri Monday ~ plus a few haiku

Rolling hills of green
Vast expanses of blue sky
Where is my putter?

This is the golf course at the Laughlin Ranch in Bullhead City, Arizona.   Laughlin Ranch has a golf course, spa, restaurant and banquet rooms. When we were in business we held our annual Southwest Artisans Cooperative Art Marketplace here. Beautiful surroundings! I’d like to share this with Sally on Blue Monday and Our World Tuesday.


Petals of bright red
Anthers awaiting for touch
Bees will do the rest

 
 

I guess you could say I like flowers, since my posts seem to have a lot of pictures of flowers!  And it’s funny, as much as I love flowers when it comes to painting them they are one of the hardest things for me to paint – or draw.  Someone told me they learned how to paint flowers when they were taking a tole painting course.  Once they learned the basics of painting a flower through the tole method they were able to branch out into other styles.  If you would like to see more macro photos of flowers and many other subjects visit Lisa’s Chaos at Macro Monday and mosaics at Mosaic Monday.

Oleanders



Smiling Sally

Flowers and more flowers and a haiku

Fairy dust floating
Dancing fairies everywhere
Turning flowers blue

Sharing this with Blue Monday

 

And for Macro Monday here are some closeup views of flowers from my garden and a dragonfly who was nice enough to pose for me.

Smiling SallyMM3