Not too taxing
Friday March 26th 2010, 10:33 pm
Filed under: Life,Wildlife

I needed a break from doing taxes–let’s see, the solar system… billed but no receipt?  (dials phone) And Dear, what was the date of that…

(I need some knitting time!)

I found it easier than last year, but still, the attention must be given its wandering time off from it all.  I grabbed my camera.  Not quite enough light but a little too much flash and then a dead battery but you get the idea.

The Meyer lemon tree, walking across the yard from there, smelled heavenly, and I picked myself a few that were starting to go orange, spreading the intensity of that aroma into my hands, where it stayed for awhile.   Scents and sensibility.

The baby plum tree my children planted me is coming along and in leaf, way ahead of the apples, which are just starting to sprout a bit of green.

Two squirrels were totally making out, squirrel style: tackling, wrestling, chasing, sneaking up, jumping sideways straight up high into the air, pouncing, biting, grabbing and pulling each other by the tail off the tree trunk (near to the ground, though), doing a total Calvin-and-Hobbes act of disappearing into a single rolling angry fighting animated-hamster-ball, and I thought they were fighting over territory because it definitely wasn’t gentle.

Yeah well.

C’mon, you guys, get a tree.

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Wow, I had to catch up on a few and you, my friend, are in rare form! Must be the spring air, LOL!

Btw, it snowed here yesterday! boo – enough of winter, already!!

Comment by Cathy (catsandyarn on Ravelry) 03.26.10 @ 11:47 pm

You are conjuring some great imagery today – visual, olfactory, even auditory (I can hear those squirrels tusseling from here!).

Comment by twinsetellen 03.27.10 @ 7:35 am

“tis the season”. For squirrels and lemon blossoms, both. I loved being able to pick lemons in AZ–the one tree had them from tiny little green marbles right on up to huge bright yellow ovals.

Comment by Sherry in Idaho 03.27.10 @ 7:43 am

ah yes, the Meyer lemons — the very mention makes me homesick for the Bay Area — especially on a morning when its cold and blowing and snowing — AGAIN!

want some snow to cool off those squirrels?

Comment by Bev 03.27.10 @ 8:28 am

I don’t think I’m related to the Meyer lemon, but we do have one growing out back. Just love the fragrance! And I love the comparison of the squirrels to Calvin and Hobbes.

Other fun:


Women think they are fat when they can’t get into the jeans they wore as teenagers.  
Men think they’re fat when they can’t get into a foreign sports car.

Comment by Don Meyer 03.27.10 @ 11:37 am

Oh, lemon trees… I loved Miriam’s lemon tree(s?), to be able to make lemonade just like that, when we lived at her house. No lemons here in Stockholm. Nope. Still snow everywhere, but at least we’re starting to see some spring signs. Gotta love that!

Comment by Monica 03.27.10 @ 4:19 pm

:-} I look forward to photographs of what you make with the lemons. I miss lemons!

Comment by Diana Troldahl 03.29.10 @ 12:22 pm

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