Lemon Tree, very pretty

and I am still waiting for my lemons.

Last week, I was thinking this week. Now I am thinking by the end of this coming week. Or maybe when the Messiah comes, which ever happens first. Those lemons just aren’t ripening all that fast. Could perhaps be because it has been a bit cool and a lot rainy? Lack of sunshine? Or just so many on the tree that they are all just hanging there with yellow starting to appear but still so solid as to not bother to pick them. (que the rest of the song which most of us remember from Peter, Paul & Mary.

George & I took Shana out for breakfast today on her birthday with a planned family dinner out tomorrow night. Unfortunately as we all get older, the realities of work, multiple people’s schedules can move a celebration. I think too, for most of us, once past a certain age a celebration the exact day may not be as important as the ability to share with family and friends.

She is our Eldest but it seems only yesterday when she was small

Looking through the photos I have, I realized that in the last couple of years I have more photos from her of her cats than of her. She is bright, capable, beautiful inside and out. I am so proud of her and glad I can claim her as my daughter.

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About Holly

fiber person - knitter, spinner, weaver who spent 33 years being a military officer to fund the above. And home. And family. Sewing and quilting projects are also in the stash. After living again in Heidelberg after retiring (finally) from the U.S. Army May 2011, we moved to the US ~ Dec 2015. Something about being over 65 and access to health care. It also might have had to do with finding a buyer for our house. Allegedly this will provide me a home base in the same country as our four adult children, all of whom I adore, so that I can drive them totally insane. Considerations of time to knit down the stash…(right, and if you believe that…) and spin and .... There is now actually enough time to do a bit of consulting, editing. Even more amazing - we have only one household again. As long as everyone understands that I still, 40 years into our marriage, don't do kitchens or bathrooms. For that matter, not being a golden retriever, I don't do slippers or newspapers either. I don’t miss either the military or full-time clinical practice. Limiting my public health/travel med/consulting and lecturing to “when I feel like it” has let me happily spend my pension cruising, stash enhancing (oops), arguing with the DH about where we are going to travel next and book buying. Life is good!
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11 Responses to Lemon Tree, very pretty

  1. Alison says:

    That’s a lot more lemons than I’m getting this year. I guess mine so overproduced last year that it threw itself into the two- year boom-and-bust cycle that fruit trees are prone to.

    Shana is a beautiful daughter in every sense of the word. Happy her birthday!

  2. Helen says:

    If you were in Adelaide you would have plenty of lemons from our tree. It has been rather hot, degs C. Our tree has dropped lemons!

    We never forget how small our children were. I am sure you are proud of all of yours – as I am of ours.

    Would you like me to send some heat your way?

  3. Christiane says:

    Happy birthday ????? Shana !!!

  4. Isobel says:

    Wish her a happy birthday from me.

  5. Mark says:

    You brighten my day. we have trees here as you know, but they are all palms.

  6. Kris says:

    Happy Birthday to Shana. Lovely tribute to her.

  7. Vicki says:

    Beautiful words from a loving mother.

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