Perspectives on Citrus


I grew up under a green lemon tree. Well, not quite. But I can say that a beautiful green lemon tree (also known as a lime tree in the U.S.) has graced my parent’s courtyard for almost 50 years. Its sprawling branches, frequently weighed down by the round, juicy fruit, continue to reach my childhood bedroom window. Farther away, standing in a corner, a bitter orange tree thrives. If you are familiar with the multitude of scents these trees emit, you may guess my life as a young person was happily scented. Or, if you will, fragrantly happy.

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