1.07.2008

At Last...

For all those who really know me you know I have a great love for all lemon and strawberry. For my wedding all the food was themed on these two wonderful fruits. When ever we go out I always order water, lemons on the side. In college my roommates and I invented a drink called the "Yellow Monarch" basically water, tons of lemons, and then tons of those little sugar packets. I wouldn't advise anyone make this drink if you want to stay on the good side of your waitress...but that is another story. My friend here in Hawaii makes the most wonderful Lemon Blueberry trifle...I wonder if you can substitute strawberries for the blueberries?
So when we moved here to Hawaii the first two plants I planted in my yard were strawberries and of course a lemon tree. I was so excited to live in a place where I could have my two favorites right there for the picking. I was quick to discover that while I grew many strawberries I only ever got to eat one myself. I found that the geckos around here also have a love for strawberries. What can I say, they had good taste!
Then there is my lemon tree...planted three weeks after we moved in and then the wait begun. I read all about growing a lemon tree. I was excited to find that they would bear fruit soon after being planted. Two years and six months later I FINALLY see the "fruits" of my labor. So here it is ladies and gents. The first and so far the only lemon that has grown on my tree. Did you all know that it takes about three months for lemons to turn yellow?

5 comments:

Anjuli Fry said...

Congrats!!! You are making me crave fresh fruit...but that has been a constant this whole pregnancy!

Daniel B. said...

When life gives you a lemon...

Laura said...

Beautiful lemon! I hope more are quick to follow! :)

Harmony said...

Cool! Congratulations! I wish my green thumb weren't so brown...

Moss Fam said...

Awesome achievement! You would go crazy about the lemon tree I drive by every day. It is huge, and the people just let them fall in the street because it hangs over the fence. I almost want to knock on their door and ask if I could pick a few.