The much-anticipated, fresh from California lemons arrived yesterday, and I am delighted. Life has, honestly, been giving me a few figurative “lemons’ this week, and these bright, honest little fruits are very uplifting.
They do not resemble the large-pored, identical, thick-skinned lemons I see in the grocery store in any way. They have tiny little stems in some cases, and one is a sort of “conjoined lemon” that looks more like a little squash of some sort.
I am in love with my lemons. I will now set about using them, because they are not bred to be shipped and saved in refrigerated cases, and they need to be enjoyed ASAP. What a serendipitous kind of emergency to have!