Friday, July 31, 2009

Life and Lemons

Heavy with lemons the branches reach to the ground, brittle and ready to break. But instead, the heat warms the lemons and they let go, dropping to the ground like leaves on an autumn day. There are so many that we squeeze for hours, day after day, and freeze enough juice to make lemonade all summer. Maybe even all year!

So this is life lately. Nothing but lemons. I keep making lemonade. More and more lemonade. I love lemonade! But I've had it with lemons. Maybe it's time to try a new recipe?

We really have a lemon tree. I see it from my studio window. These are the lemons from just one afternoon drop when the summer first turned scorching hot. And it really hasn't been a good year. I guess that's why I haven't been posting here much. I have been doing a lot. I think of topics to post, I go to events, I take photos, I plan on posting. But somehow it never happens. I still draw. I still write. I still submit. But I'm wondering if it's time to try a different way of doing things?


bleebonn said...

Great post, makes a person think.

If that picture is of your lemons, wow, you have nice ones. Ours don't look anywhere near that good.

gail said...

Thanks blee.

Yeah, the photo is of my lemons. They are huge! The tree produces fruit twice a year. With a good bumber crop I can fill a 33 gallon garbage can a few times over!

Anthony VanArsdale said...

I hate to hear that things have been hard. Keep at it! Your art is beautiful!

and those lemons... wow! We have a pear tree in our yard that is dying but it won't stop producing pears. It's literally ripping itself apart with the weight of the fruit!

thank you too for the comment on my blog. :)

gail said...

Oh, I love pears. That would be a cool tree to have, but it's a bit too hot here for pear trees. I know what you mean about the weight of the fruit. My lemon tree once lost it's biggest, center branch from the weight of the fruit and a gust of wind.

I love checking out your work. You're very talented. Congrats on the agent! And thanks for the kind words.