Yes, these lemons are nice bright yellow. Yes, these lemons smell so lovely. Yes, these lemons are a wonderful flavor. But, that is not why these lemons are so special to me.
These lemons were grown by my brother, Gene.
Today, I went to his house to take care of him while his wife worked her last day for the summer. She is a school teacher.
Gene was thrilled to be home. It was so great to see him there. He was so much happier and full of life. He asked me to take him outside to the backyard so he could water. While we were out there he gave me these two lemons.
My brother, who just had a stroke, gave me these lemons on his first full day home from the hospital. That's why they are so special to me.
Gene normally always has a garden and every year gives me things he grows. But this year, due to his stoke, he wasn't able to plant his veggie garden and the only thing he has growing were on this lemon tree. Which, by the way, is one strange tree. A third of it grows lemons, another third grows oranges and the other third grows grapefruit. That's right! All three on one tree. I had never seen anything like it. I wish I had my camera so I could show you what it looks like.
I am pretty happy though because, while Gene didn't plant a veggie garden this year my sister, Maureen, did. She was sweet enough to bring me some cucumbers (which I've already eaten or would show you a picture) and soon she will have tons of tomatoes to share.
Since I'm a vegetarian I love home grown veggies! To me, there is nothing better then fresh picked veggies! YUM!
Hugs to all of you.