la vida buena

The orange trees are in bloom again - Now, say that with a slightly Katherine Hepburn accent - Actually it's not just the oranges, but also the limes.

I have a naranja agria (sour orange) right out my backdoor, and I've planted a dulce (sweet orange) and a persa limon (large sweet lime) in the garden. We get our indios (native small green limes) from the parts of the neighbors tree that hang over our fence.

Most of our neighbors also have citrus trees of some sort and they are all gloriously in bloom right now. The scent is absolutely intoxicating.

I can't believe I'm living this life, where I can take my coffee cup and sit under an orange tree in bloom and just sit and enjoy it.

Life is good!