It's orange picking season here in Arizona.
The trees are heavy laden with a bumper crop of ripe citrus.
New blossoms are bursting too. The smell of orange blossoms is intoxicating. Orange branches are used as a symbol of fertility because they both blossom
and bear fruit simultaneously.
And the honeybees are busy at work.
We have about 20 orange trees in our yard. The neighborhood was a commercial orange grove until developers got their hands on it! We're so lucky that we were left with so many trees to give us both fruit
and much needed shade.
Now for the juicing. I save empty juice bottles during the year to refill with fresh squeezed OJ which I then freeze.
As the saying goes, "A day without orange juice is like a day without sunshine!"
I'll be joining