When the winter months are beginning to come to a close, and the spring season feels like it's almost here, there's nothing I look forward to more than when citrus season begins and lemons, oranges, grapefruit and more are ripe for the picking. Growing up in an area where citrus trees were always in an abundance (weird, I know -- but citrus farms were huge here in the desert), I kind of took picking a fresh orange straight off the tree for granted. Today, citrus farms are few and far between (well, at least on our side of town), so when the farm at Agritopia opens up their citrus orchards for the picking, you know that I'm there on opening day!
A few weekends ago, Scott and I jumped in the car and headed to Agritopia for a morning of hunting for the most perfect oranges, lemons, and grapefruit (because truly, that's a thing!). We looked and looked so more, squeezed a few grapefruits here and there, and then did our best to only the pick the fruit that was truly ready to come off the trees. It almost felt like a game, but I think we came away with a pretty perfect bag of the best citrus around.
Do you see those cherry blossoms? They were just barely coming into bloom the day we were at the orchard, but boy were they beautiful!
I have to say, we were a little rusty on our citrus juggling skills, but I think you get the picture, haha. Also, these photos were too fun to take! Oftentimes, I consider myself a pretty serious person, but truthfully, I'm just a kid at heart. ;)
Madewell Tailored Tee (on sale!)
Seychelles Scoundrel Booties (on sale!)
I hope this posts radiates some sunlight for all you folks still living through those dreary and snowy winter days. I would say that we've had a really mild winter this year, but I'm still hoping that we can getaway on a snowy day to northern Arizona so we can have at least one, true winters day. Other than hoping for a weekend getaway, Scott and I have been busy with the usual -- work, playing with our kitties, avoiding dishes and getting ready for Valentine's Day. Do you have any plans for the big day yet? We usually keep things pretty casual around here, but it's always fun to plan and think up a few things we can do to celebrate -- like go out to breakfast, have a coffee date, go citrus picking (!!!) or just stay home and snuggle while watching some Fixer Upper! Either of those options sound pretty good to me! :)
Hope ya'll have a wonderful day!