Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Lemon in autumn

 New fruit

crowds the lemon grove:
unseemly jostling.
Boronia leaves
fan out
against a terracotta
step.


 Flame tree turns

lemon-leafed

 this bright
autumn.

15 comments:

Max said...

All that yellow is quite invigorating for the eye! Its all red and pink here, to clauds delight x

juliet said...

It is Max, it brightens me up. Nice to see you visiting. Thank you.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Juliet - I used to love my lemon tree in South Africa - tiny, but necessary and then I had just enough lemons!! They were gorgeous - an old tree ... with lovely juicy fruits ..

Cheers Hilary

Hotly Spiced said...

I love the lemons. Amazing there are so many at this time of the year. I would love to have a lemon tree. The Autumn weather looks very good xx

Penny O'Neill said...

If only we could grow them this far north, Juliet. I would grow them in a heartbeat as I love lemons, now, even more so for the color you display.

juliet said...

Hilary, I can imagine how you must miss that tree. Here in NZ we nearly all have a lemon tree; in fact I can't bring myself to buy them. I guess they won't grow in England?

juliet said...

Charlie, you could probably have a lemon tree in Sydney. I miss them when they are off season, but now we are going to have plenty.

*Penny, I can imagine how you would love to have lemons at the Cutoff. New varieties are being developed that grow in a pot, but I guess your winters would be just too cold.

Thanks for visiting Hilary, Charlie and Penny.

Judy Croome | @judy_croome said...

Autumn, though hast thou beauty too.

Keats was indeed correct.

What beautiful, warming photos. And those lemons look so juicy and yum! :)

juliet said...

* Judy, thanks for visiting; nice to see you here. Yes, Keats was so eloquent about autumn. I've always thought of it as mellow in colour, but the lemon coming through was a bit of a surprise.

Lynley said...

We are so used to gold being one of the predominant colours of autumn but you are spotting lemon everywhere.

Lemon is such a refreshing colour.

juliet said...

*Lynley, it is refreshing, and it's surprising me right now.

Friko said...

I keep forgetting, your seasons are all WRONG !

Or maybe mine are?

juliet said...

* Hi Friko: not wrong, just the opposite! My first book was about reversing the dates to fit our southern hemisphere seasons. It's called 'Celebrating the Southern Seasons', and was a great relief to readers in New Zealand, to restore the original alignment of festivals such as winter solstice etc.

valeriedavies.com said...

wish you had a like button Juliet, I've been through so many of these lovely blogs, and would have pressed a like button in leuie of a love button !!!

juliet said...

Valerie, thank you for the tip. I'll see if I can work out how to add one.