April 4, 2024

Citrus blooms happened overnight. At least, the navel orange seemed to explode in the last 24 hours. The smell is amazing. I worry that the coming cold front, with its wind and rain, will knock down some of the buds. The bees seem do not seem to be bothered with it, though. 


Took this image this morning before sunrise. Orange buds about to break, just a few days into Spring. Rain on the way this weekend, just in time for Spring Break. 

blood oranges

This year’s harvest: 38 total with only 9 “ugly” ones. Trying something new this year by freezing a few of them. The internet says they’ll keep up to three months in the freezer. We’ll see how well that advice holds true.