But, here I am today ... so much on my mind that I hardly knew where to begin. I will say that our youngest flew the coop, or left the nest and you can read about those reflections here and because of his leaving it brought about changes and those notes come from my heart right about there. Check them out if you'd like and you'll kinda understand what I've been up to.
Today though I'm sharing something simple, refreshing and lovely.
Sweet, iced green tea with fresh orange juice added to make it perfect. It's part of where I live ... this lovely temperate climate that allows us to have fresh fruit and flowers all year long.
Would love for you to stop in to share a glass ...
oh, yeah, and hopefully I'll not be a stranger now that I 'broke the ice'.
|see these 2 oranges? they're the last off the tree - perfect to squeeze into a pitcher of sweet, green tea!|
|here's the tree - now loaded with a gazillion new buds which before long will be the prettiest smelling blooms!|
|clusters and clusters of buds!|
|our 'normal' lemon tree has bunches of lemons ... eight just right here!|
|and the big ol' boys never quit - neighbors come regularly requesting these lovelies|
|hundreds of little hot peppers on our 3 bushes|
|these 2 little ones will more than heat up a recipe of salsa|
|our 3rd crop of bananas ... ready to eat in another month or so|
|and as always flowers from our yard ... the white one there is a straggler hanging on from my Mothers Day bouquet from Jake.|