Simple Pleasures


I have been absent a bit recently for no reason other than the fact that I have a life to live as well as a blog to write.  I am busy at work and it is a little over 7 weeks until our overseas trip and the days are filling up fast with appointments as diverse as dentist, retirement seminar, work conference, tax accountant, haircut and so on.

I am able to work away from the office some of the time and yesterday was one of those days.  After spending the best part of the day at my desk, I ventured outside in the mid-afternoon.  This is the peak season for the citrus that thrive in our climate.

Citrus trees
The netted tree in the foreground is the mandarin.  The birds do not touch the oranges, lemons or grapefruit but they love the mandarins.  It may be because of the thinner skin but the scrub turkeys would take them all if it were not for the protection that the netting offers.

I picked some mandarins for our lunches and then took an opportunity which was too good to pass up.

Winter's day
I sat one the step in the winter sunshine and savoured a sweet, juicy mandarin picked straight from the tree.  Delightful!

By the way, this photo was taken yesterday and it has not been edited or altered in any way.  That is really what the day was like – perfect.


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