Gathering lemons

My very own! Lemon singular, though the tree promises more.

Bottled gas is often used in Portugal. It was a number of years before our street went over to mains. Till then the gas bottle sat on the doorstep.

Santa Luzia, where I’ve whiled away many an hour. Also on the Algarve Cycle Trail, strewn in places with beautiful osteospernum.

Life in Colour– with Jude. Mostly yellow!


  1. Beautiful, invigorating, inspiring. Love lemons and anything yellow. They are like an instant joyful sunshine. Lemons reminds me of blessings that we need to appreciate & be thankful for. Take care and stay safe my friend.


  2. Love yellow and lemons Jo πŸ™‚ Alas our lemon tree does not look like these photos but we have friends with an abundance of lemons so we regularly receive a large bag of them. Blues and yellows are such a pretty combination πŸ™‚


    1. Ours looked very healthy when we got it, but it lived in a pot for a long time and we’ve just planted it in the ground. Being outstripped by the fig tree at the moment πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

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      1. Ours did reasonably well when we first moved here but then we relocated it to another flower bed when we put our pool in and the poor tree was never the same after that 😦 Our previous cat used to sit under it – she lived to be nearly 19. We’ve kept the lemon tree in her memory but surrounded it with new pots full of flowers and a couple of cumquats to brighten the area up πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

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  3. Those are Gazanias – one of my favourite summer annuals here – only annuals, as we do not have winters conducive to the continued bloom of an African Daisy — nowhere close LOL! But they bloom continuously and make brilliant borders in the main beds.


  4. How exciting to have your own lemon(s)!! πŸ˜€πŸ˜€ Ahh … I adore the glittering array of yellows from Portugal, a perfect match to all the blue and just like that it feels like summer and all the joy that come along with it!


    1. Our estate is primarily white with yellow trims, Annika, and it makes an easy background for that sky. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ I shall go and talk to my little lemon tree. Whisper a few words of encouragement…

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  5. Lovely gallery of yellows Jo. There’s nothing quite like popping out to the tree and picking a lemon. I’m thinking of planting a lime as well for my G&T β€” they’re a horrendous price here most of the time. Makes the gin seem cheap!!


    1. Funnily enough, I thought I was buying a lime at the time, Su, as lemons are so commonplace here (in a good way πŸ™‚ ) But as it grew I realised I’d got it wrong 😦 But I don’t bear a grudge πŸ™‚

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      1. The last time I thought I’d bought a lime tree it turned out to be a yuzu. It’s taken me a decade to figure out what I’ve got and what to do with them πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚


  6. Love the lemons. Tiling is spectacular in Portugal. I stayed in Porto a couple of years ago, the tiling was spectacular.


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