Tuesday, March 15, 2011

#315 Why This City Girl Loves Country Life!


First, I must share that like most of you, I've been glued to the TV, hoping for some good news about the disasters in Japan.  Brings to mind the lyrics of one of my favorite Paul Thorn songs, "I'm a Lucky Man":

Somewhere out there in the night
There must be a million people
They're just trying to survive
Barely holding on

I can't feel sorry for myself
When everything ain't goin' my way
'Cause I've got dreams and something else
I've got a reason to go on

I guess that I'm a lucky man
I guess that everything ain't all that bad
There's always somebody with less
I realize that I'm blessed
Now I understand, I'm a lucky man

Unimaginable tragedies for the Japanese.  Neba-gibuappu ~ it means never give up!

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Ooooh how I wish this blog had a smell button so you could breathe in what's wafting through our town!


Orange blossoms!

Our little farm is surrounded by hundreds of orange groves and every year for about three weeks in March, the trees burst with bazillions of blossoms.


The sweet smell floats on the spring breezes, perfuming the entire town.  I snapped these pictures yesterday and it should've taken me just a couple of minutes but I tresspassed through this grove for about an hour enjoying the smell close up ~ it's the best!


Here's our litle orange tree we planted two years ago.  Some day it'll be huge and hopefully have some company ~ we plan on planting a couple more:

(Retro Revival's 1940's style "Daily Dose" apron)

Hope you're having a wonderful spring day:)

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10 comments:

Missy said...

I love your oranges apron!

Betty Lou said...

Orange blossoms are the best, love the aroma. Your look pretty stylish in your apron.

retrorevival.biz said...

Thank you, Missy:) And Betty Lou too! Hey, I like rhymes:) Blaming my goofiness on the intoxicating orange blossoms - ha!

donna said...

Beautiful pictures wish I was there to smell. Our oranges trees froze last year. I love your orange apron. Cute, Cute
Hugs
donna

retrorevival.biz said...

Hey Donna ~ try cropping the frozen/dead branches off your trees and hopefully, they'll rebound (we did this last year and it worked!). Good luck:)

chrisartist said...

The orange blossom must be heavenly.
I love your orange apron. Great blog!!
Chrisartist

retrorevival.biz said...

@Chrisartist ~ welcome to my blog. Love having another New Zealand follower! Cheers:)

Donna said...

I have never had an orange tree ... it wouldn't survive here. I can only imagine the smell .. yummy!
Your apron is adorable as usual!
Donna

Christine said...

Love your apron, super cute. Sadly I have a black thumb!

retrorevival.biz said...

Thank you Christine/Fabric Junkie!