11 January 2011

California Dreaming

Tangerines at Sunset, Jan. 2011
A friend came back from visiting family in California and brought me a big box of fruit, including over a dozen delectable tangerines from her grandma's backyard tree. Each bite really does taste like sunshine, especially on a cold winter day. January is never a fun month in colder climes, and each year I understand a bit more why people move to places like Florida and southern Arizona when they retire. If I could live anywhere I wanted, where would I live? I'm not sure yet, but wouldn't it be fun to go on walkabout and try a few places on for size? Some place with warm winters seems like a good bet, and I would love to have fruit trees in my backyard, especially avocado and fig and tangerine -- oh, and a pomegranate shrub, too. I lived in southern California for 7 years, and things were just starting to get good when the now-ex decided it was time to go. I do love New Mexico and am happy to be here... except in January. Thank goodness for good friends bearing the bounty of a sun-favored land.

4 comments:

Lesley said...

I'd love to bite right in to one of those beautiful tangerines! What a gorgeous shot!

EB Bead and Metal Works said...

The tangerines sure do look good and I am sure they so invoke the thought of sunshine. During the winter months I do miss living some place warm and I do think about moving back to California or Arizona - though I would love to visit New Zealand to see what it is like. I hope you enjoy those tangerines!

Anja said...

what a still life, great looks nearly painted!

Pretty Things said...

Terrific photo -- it looks like a painting!