Wednesday, January 20, 2016

A View of Winter

     Winter is the season in which people try to keep the house as
     warm as it was in the summer, when they complained about
     the heat.
               -author unknown

Remember our bird friends. Keep those feeders filled and provide
water if you can.  I got this picture with my camera. Looks peaceful
just sitting there.

Oh boy Mama and her chicks are having fun! Pssst, Sam the Pug
will be here for a visit in 2 weeks.

I thought you needed some sunshine. Here's my Dwarf 
Calamondin Citrus Orange tree. I harvested the tiny oranges 
yesterday. Aren't they just beautiful. I purchased my tree 
from a plant shop last year. I keep it in a south-facing window 
continuously, rotating it every couple of weeks. I stick it in the 
shower once a week and drain off the excess water. Finally 
had to add some support for the main branches as it was 
becoming heavy with fruit. The tree is self-pollinating and will 
set fruit year around. Also takes a year for the fruit to ripen, 
so visually the tree is beautiful to watch growing. I already 
have many new white blossoms. They smell heavenly. The
fruit can be used for baking and for its juice. Right now I'm 
just enjoying their beauty. They make me feel good.

I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields, that it kisses them
so gently? And then it covers them up snug, you know, with a
white quilt; and perhaps it says "Go to sleep, darlings, till the
summer comes again."
 -Lewis Carroll, (Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the
  Looking Glass)

A wonderful thought, don't you think?

Ok. Take a moment, grab a cup of coffee and visit my other
blog for a recipe.  An easy
peach clafoutis for you to try.


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