Sunday, January 29, 2012

Sending a Little Californy Sunshine

My daughter and I spent the day cleaning up under the orange trees. Pretty soon the blossoms will be blooming so we headed out to pick some oranges for juice tomorrow morning.

I just loved this shot with the sun shining through the tree leaves.

It is warm here. Warm for us in January. Been in the 70s and 80s one day this week. Dry and breezy. Pretty much perfect. If you need some let me know and I will send you some of our Californy sunshine and warmth special delivery. Or better yet come by and I will give you a bag to pick oranges and you can take the sunshine home with you. I ain't kidding.

There's those blossoms. Once they bloom the bees are in control and I hate picking the oranges then.
You have to wait until the evening when they leave for the day.

I am eating a Hershey's kiss as I type this but see I was good earlier. Made myself a healthy lunch. Mmm pickled eggs. They are the best.


  1. Oh please send some sunshine our way. I'll pay the express post cost, LOL.

    For me, a girl from the land of "Snow n'go" to living in "it's here for almost half the year", this is some adjustment.

    Those oranges look pretty tempting, even if I would have to beat off the bees....

    Beautiful shots, just what I needed after a night of another snow fall.

    Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

  2. The oranges and trees are so pretty. Wish I was close enough to drop by and pick a few dang it. I have not tought of pickeled eggs forever, I may just have to make some. My mother use to have them all the time and I love them. Thanks for reminding me.

  3. Good morning Elaine! I have been awfully busy here in the house and missed your last couple of posts, so I will do all of my comments here on this one. Aren't the oranges wonderful? We have fresh juice every day! And when they bloom in March, the fragrance is divine! Those marshmallows are adorable. I will have to look for them. I love to have tea in a pretty tea cup too! And little Q!!! Oh she stole my heart when I met her. I just want to scoop her up and give her a squeeze. She and my grands would have such fun together!!!!
    Have a great Californy Sunshiney day!!!

  4. Please send a little sunshine my way! I am not a winter person-so why did I leave Los Angeles all those years ago?! Enjoy your beautiful weather.

  5. We've been enjoying the SoCal breeze here at our house too! No orange trees at out house though, I would gladly stop by and help you clean up!

  6. I have always wanted an orange tree in my yard, but have a meyers lemon tree instead. My new favorite is putting slices of oranges in a glass or iced tea or cup of hot tea. Lunch looks great. What time? Blessings

  7. Your oranges look so good! What can be better than a freshly pressed orange juice in the morning?

  8. Oh the oranges look fabulous. Love your lunch. I had an avocado and tomato sandwich yesterday. So good. Fresh orange juice sounds fabulous. Hugs, Marty

  9. Hasn't our weather been crazy here in So Cal? The wind has been brutal over my way and so glad it has stopped. My orange tree is loaded, as well as the tangerine, which the squirrels love to eat! Annette T

  10. Oh! Beautiful ♥ Those oranges look delicious. I know they are 'cause we been getting them from the "orange guy" who brings them up from Ca and sells em' to us ♥ YuMmY!!! We've been juicing them in the mornings for breakfast. So good for you.

  11. We have the sunshine too Elaine. I love it! Been doin a lot of "indoor" stuff but sneak out to check on my flowers in between all my organizational projects. Hope we can get together soon....any plans in the making?



  12. Our sermon yesterday was about covetousness. I guess I'm being tested on whether I paid attention.

    Seriously, I would love your orange trees. We have some sunshine here, but nothing like in "Californy".

  13. Ohhhh....its a whole different world in sunny Cali. Here in Baltimore it is ugly and dreary. Even my houseplants are feeling it.
    Your oranges look fantastic.

  14. Our weather is almost a perfect match for yours lately, except a little cooler I think. I love the smell of Orange Blossoms. We used to have a wonderful grapefruit tree in our backyard whose blossoms also were sweet. You are right about the bees! Your oranges look delicious. Ann

  15. The hershey kiss is the perfect addition to that great meal. Yummo to pickled eggs!!

    A few blog friends and I are hosting our first link party tomorrow to finish off the Imagine the Impossibilities Challenge, we go live at 7amET. Today I revealed my project for the challenge, a gallery wall with only one screw in the wall. I'd love if you could come by to check it out and link up!
    Karah @ thespacebetweenblog = your newest follower

  16. The oranges look wonderful!
    So does your weather out there!

  17. Elaine, I hope it's okay I borrowed a pic of your tree and linked it back to you in my post
    If not, let me know and I'll remove it. Thanks. ~ Maureen

  18. I love this post--your sunny life is a dream, and you make me see myself living in an enchanted orange grove under a warm sun. How delightful! thanks for making me dream and for bringing me here to this warm sunny space in a dark cold night by participating in our Show Off Your Cottage Monday.



  19. I took a chance to stop by and finally my computer didn't lock up. Yay! I'll be getting my new computer probably at the end of this week, so hopefully I'll be able to visit you more often.

    Send ME some of those sunny skies. The temperature doesn't bother me so much, but we've seen nothing but gray skies and just sticks for trees for so long that color and brighten sounds really nice right now.

    Sounds totally fun to have oranges on your own property. Obviously, we don't get that in the south!

    Thanks for sharing this cheery post on my party Elaine. I know I haven't always been able to comment, but I really appreciate that you continue to stopy by my blog and say hello anyway.