A morning in the orchard

I have spent the last couple of days with good friends Simon and Lisa at Mt Tamborine. The air is so fresh up in the mountains and we spent a very pleasant morning in the garden.  My allotment is too small for fruit trees so I particularly enjoyed time spent in the orchard. I took lots of photos – here are just a few.

This cumquat tree gives a good yield and I’ve received many a jar of Lisa’s home made cumquat marmalade.  I think there is something rather special about cumquat marmalade which is so different in taste from the citric fruit varieties.

Lisa makes beautiful marmalade from this grapefruit tree, in the centre of the pic below. I think I should treat myself to a better camera because this shot could be a bit sharper, or maybe I should read the instruction manual!  But you can still see what a beautiful morning it was, lovely and sunny and with that clear blue sky.

This is a clearer shot, a lovely lemon. Not quite ready to pick yet, but I have my eye on it!

When lemons are harvested from this tree, below, I usually find myself sent off home with a bag of wonderful organic lemons.

It has been a very relaxed couple of days and I’ll be on the road back to Brisbane this morning, invigorated by the fresh mountain air.

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Nigel
    Apr 06, 2012 @ 10:05:16

    Interesting to see the plants citrus fruit come from. Cheaper to read the manual just in case.

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    • Allotment adventures with Jean
      Apr 06, 2012 @ 12:44:14

      Nigel you are alway so right “read the manual” rather than point the camera and press the button!
      I love walking through Lisa’s orchard. Citrus trees take a lot of looking after but can be really prolific producers when you consider the trees are not that big really. And the fruit makes lovely jam and marmalade. Lisa gave me a jar of her home made guava jelly from her own tree so we will be having that on Easter Sunday with our leg of lamb. Yum.

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