Thursday, January 5, 2012

Harvest Time

Harvest Time!!!

Harvest Time???

Yes! Its Harvest Time in Arizona!

Our beautiful citrus is at the ripening ready…

Orange orbs of love

Lemons on the verge

A bumper crop me thinks

Where last year they were only three

This year there is a mighty crop

Ripe and…

Ready to be picked

Donned in his picking gear Honey Man climbed the ladder and 

With much anticipation the picking began

And continued...

Until just right

Queenie foresees orange juice in the very near future

For Christmas the Queenie Mother and Father gifted us with a beautiful Juicer, yeah!!

With oranges in hand

The peeling began

Both Queenie and Honey Man at the task

Even though Queenie got a little side tracked making orange rind roses...


There was enough to let the juicing begin

The royal kitchen filled with the wonderful aroma of oranges as the juicing commenced

Within mere moments there was juice… even enough to share

Cheers!

Have a great day!

Always, Queenie Believe

16 comments:

Gerry said...

More, please! ;-)

Sarah said...

Happy new year Queenie! Your oranges look delicious! Will you make anything else apart from juice?

Victoria said...

Looks delicious!

Incipient Wings said...

This looks delicious!
Happy new year:)

Bohemian said...

Oh Queenie my G-Son would die for a Lemon Tree like yours! Ours bit the dust last Season when it was so hot, it was a young Tree and it just couldn't cope with those 116-119 degree weeks we were having this past Summer. What a bountiful Harvest you have... alas, when we purchased this Old House the Property had been in Probate for almost 3 years and all of the non-native Citrus Trees had died off since nobody was taking care of them or watering them. A shame because our property is almost 100 years old so all of the landscaping was quite mature.

Thanks for stopping by with encouraging words, I took a full day to myself today to get out in the Sunshine, Shop and have Lunch in Downtown Glendale... I also scheduled a consultation with my Chinese Doctor/Acupuncturist/Herbalist so I should be back to Center soon!

Dawn... The Bohemian

rachelsmith133 said...

Oooo that looks yummy, I can just imagine the smell, I bet it was divine.

Cindy Adkins said...

OH MY GOSH, what gorgeous pictures and the drink looks DELICIOUS!!! I hope you have a fabulous weekend and enjoy the abundance that surrounds you!!!
XO
Cindy

Faerie Moon Creations said...

Happy Happy New Year! I cannot believe you are harvesting fresh fruit. I do SO love lemons! :) Enjoy!

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Queenie,
Thanks so much for visiting! I hope you're having a beautiful day!!! xo Cindy

Stephanie said...

wow...I can imagine what your kitchen smells like, what a treat!! to have fresh citrus.

x..x

Myric said...

You have oranges and lemon tree in your backyard? I woul love to have lemon tree in mine! Thats conveniently cool!

Xoxo
Myric

Lynne Moncrieff said...

Can I pop on over for a juice?!!!
How delish.
Wishes
Lynne

Myric said...

Hi Queenie! Glad you liked my project. I would love to see if you will make one!

Xoxo
myric

Mina said...

Oh Queenie, my mouth is watering! Your citrus crop is beautiful.

Living In Williamsburg Virginia said...

Great photos. How cool to get your juice base right off the tree!

Darryl and Ruth :)

Birgit said...

Hi Queenie,

First of all, thanks so much for leaving comments on my blog. That certainly makes blogging extra special! :)

I can't believe you are actually harvesting oranges in Arizona at this time of the year. Give me a break!!! ;) Thanks for sharing your January fun with all of us. Why is it that I crave a glass of fresh orange juice right now?!

Are you interested in winning a white cotton T-shirt with a pink heart and the words I ♥ Oktoberfest in size L? Then come over to my blog until Sunday, 22nd January, and leave a comment here .

What about having a look at my Advent and Christmas and getting an impression of Munich's Christmas market ? Moreover, you can see some frosty weather photos and pictures from a walk around my neighborhood on January 1st. Finally, there are photos of New Year's Eve . Of course, comments are welcome -- it's always great to hear what you think!

Have a wonderful 2012,
your blog friend from Munich, Germany,
Birgit

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