Apparently it's almost lemon season in sunny California. My baby tree has 3 giant lemons hanging from its delicate branches. It's so wonderous that those little bitty branches can carry a great big old lemon. It's sort of awesome and lovely and amazing all rolled into one giant lemony exclamation mark
And, what's more…there are even more blossoms. In 9 months I could have even more lemons growing. Wow. um wow. 21 years in LA and I finally have my very own lemon tree. With lemons! Just in time for Christmas. True story.
Yellow & grey wallpaper. Mmmmmmm. The pale grey in the paper is about the color I want my walls. A friend suggested I just start in one room and see how I like it. That's so sensible.
Greetings Moss Cottage,As I read about these wondeful words about Lemons I dream of this harsh wind and cold trying to some how take this afwulflu bug who has put me through shades of color that we will not even speak about at this time and read from my friend who makes any day wonderful! Love the new way of your pages.
Have a great day,
Elizabeth Freeman says
“Lemon tree very pretty and the lemon is sweet, but the fruit of the poor lemon is impossible to eat.” Just had to write that here, really, just had to…………….. 😀
Tracie Hanson says
so much for orange….bring on the lemon!
… and the lemon flower is sweet…
Long ago, I went on a camping vacation in Greece. One of the camp sites was situated in a grove of lemon trees, full of fruit.
My greatest gardening feat will be to someday have those great yellow globes hanging from my tiny baby tree. It is amazing the color inspiration we can get from our own backyards. Yes, very pretty.
Grey walls – you’ll love them, especially as they will make a foil for all the brilliant colours you go in for. Yellow will be perfect.
I’m waiting for one of your cocktail recipes involving lemons. How will you bear to pick them? I know – you’ll photograph them in all their beauty and then eat them
beautiful tree! and…what font did you use for the text on the photos? love that , too.
pam knutson says
Ahhh Grey and yellow…did you find the Bloomsbury room I suggested you look for?
A lemon tree is on my wish ist!!! Isn’t this weather grand!!!
My scenery/interior designer self is seeing grey walls with PANELS of that lovely wallpaper set into them – you could even use different patterns in different rooms, just co-ordinate the colours……. or panels of your own wonderful collages, INCORPORATING sections of those wallpapers…..
Who needs drugs when you have a creative mind?
Susie LaFond says
Twas the night before Christmas and all through Moss Cottage
a soft grey wall was spotted, along with the cat posse ( who cares if this does not rime)
the journals were tucked by the fireplace with care ( so one could sip martinis and art journal for a long while)
in hopes that St. Nick would soon be there (Yes, Santa is real)
the craft monkeys all tucked safe in their bed
whilst visions of lemon drop fairies danced in their heads
that’s all I’ve got for now….
love the new journal…the lemons are amazing and can envision your grey wall
One day your lemon tree will grow up to be like mine.. with so many lemons that you give them away to anyone who will take them and still have them falling from the sky 🙂
My husband came home yesterday to bathroom cabinet doors removed, drawers pulled out, and fabulous dark grey enamel slathered on the cabinets (I have a great husband, he just shakes his head when I launch into these projects) The plan for the walls in my bedroom and bathroom is Sherwin Williams “Samovar Silver” (SW6233) What is it about this color that pulls at us so?
susan w says
Another one of of my big envies of living in Cal. Lemons for the pickin’
Lovely pictures of both the lemons and the blossoms! I’ve also been considering painting my bedroom a grey color… I’ve read on-line that the Martha Stewart greys are one of the better ones…. haven’t checked them out myself yet.
Thanks for sharing, Emie
Thank you Mary Ann,
It’s a pretty post with beautiful photography
too bad we don’t get the scent of those blossoms with it !
I’m loving the sweet paper on the top right it looks vintage to me, do you mind sharing the source ?