Doozey and I walked today after work, and I decided to take pictures of the skies behind trees in the neighborhood! It is interesting visually, and so beautiful! The temperature started to drop after just a few minutes out, so we couldn't stay out as long as we would have liked to, but had a good time and just snapped photos all around everywhere! We ran into other dog owners and chatted, and it was just a gorgeous time in every way! Hope you enjoy our photos!
BTW, check out the last photo...it is a Calamondin tree in my Mom's backyard! Wikipedia has this to say about it:
The fruit of the calamondin resembles a small, round lime, usually 25-35mm in diameter, but sometimes up to 45mm. It has the odor of a tangerine with a very thin green or orange colored peel. Despite its appearance and aroma, the taste of the fruit itself is quite sour, though the peel is sweet. Putting the whole fruit into the mouth often leads to surprise from first-time tasters at the combination of sweet and sour. The fruit can be frozen whole and used as ice cubes in beverages like tea or ginger ale. The juice extracted by crushing the whole fruit makes a flavorful drink similar to lemonade, and a liqueur can also be made from the whole fruits, in combination with vodka and sugar. In Asia the juice is used to season fish, fowl, and pork. Kalamansî is commonly used as a condiment for dishes such as pancit bihon. Calamondin marmalade can be made in the same way as orange marmalade. Like other citrus fruits, the calamansi is high in vitamin C.
It has been in her backyard since I was a little girl, and we always squeezed the juice into iced tea, to take the place of lemon or lime... and recently my Mom throws a few whole ones (thin skin, seeds, and all)... into her Vitamix blender, which has the power to grind seeds and skins.....with other ingrediants to make her smoothies...and wow, it really adds a huge punch of fiber, Vitamin C, and wonderful antioxidants!
Click on the last picture to see the Calamondins a bit closer!