I went to visit my daughter last week in Phoenix and saw these lemons dangling from a tree in a backyard.
I lived in New Mexico when I was young and I never saw citrus like the big lemons and oranges in backyards in Phoenix. Shortly before I'd arrived, rain had refreshed the landscape and washes were filled with water. Green covered distant hills making this normally harsh land seem refreshing.
- fava beans
- summer squash
This opening sentence brought back the dry scent of sagebrush and almost decadent taste of pinon nuts pried from the cones of pine trees. I remember being shocked that something that tasted so good came from a pine tree.