Monday, March 3, 2008
My Favorite Time of Year in Florida
I went out in our back yard yesterday afternoon and caught the smell of orange blossoms, and went over to check out our two trees.
The smell of orange blossoms is my favorite smell in all the world.
We have two trees, one a navel orange and the other a tangelo.
Each had started producing blossoms, so I took a few minutes and knocked off the last of the uneaten oranges and tangelos.
This will allow the tree to stop putting energy into the fruit (which doesn't taste very good this late) and put all of their energies into the new blossoms and the new oranges and tangelos that follow soon after the blossoms drop off.
For the next three weeks or so, we'll be treated to the smell of orange blossoms, from both the people's yards like ours that have them, but also from the orange groves in the area.
I love, love, love the smell of orange blossoms.