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Dec 25, 2010

Tangerine Shadows



After non-stop days of much needed rain for our drought-stricken State, the clouds cleared to views of snow-capped mountains and blue skies for Christmas Eve.

I took this photo while we were in the back yard picking the citrus fruit:  oranges, grapefruit, tangerines and lemons.  I remember the time when my Father was putting in these saplings ages ago.  He had to break through hardpan for each tree.  His garden is a living memory of him.

After a late afternoon bike ride, we all were home to make the annual Tamales.  In my family, we stay up past midnight making the tamales and end with eating the first cooked batch.  My favorites are cheese with jalapenos and cheese with beans and jalapenos.   Once it turns midnight, we exchange our presents.      I certainly enjoyed sleeping in this morning.    I hope everyone is having a lovely Holiday.

For more shadow shots, visit Hey Harriet's blog.

6 comments:

Millie Price said...

your photo is making me drool! nothing better than fresh off the tree...yummy!

Hey Harriet said...

Those tangerines look lovely! How special to have all that fruit growing in the back yard! And I was already drooling over your tangerines and then you made it worse by mentioning tamales! Yummo! It sounds like a beautiful tradition. Happy holidays and enjoy the Boxing Day shopping with your mum. Careful! those Boxing Day sales can get dangerous. I'm not talking about the damage to credit cards but the die-hard Boxing Day shoppers. People do mad things all for a bargain. Take care amongst the crazy crowds! :) ver

BLOGitse said...

yummy!
Season's greetings from Helsinki and Casablanca!

Catherine said...

beautiful crisp shot...hope you enjoyed those tamales...

Heather said...

The colors for your ss are amazing. Love this photo! I also love tamales and I'm so jealous you're eating them and I am not! lol

Gallery Juana said...

Thank you for your lovely comments. Oh yes ... I am enjoying the tamales:)

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