Monday, March 21, 2011

It Never Rains In California... But Man It Pours!!!

We've had a very stormy welcome to spring here in Northern California!
Boo Hoo!!!

We've already had several days of drenching rain along with a night
of howling winds.....and there is more to come!

When I heard there was more on the way I knew I had to do something quick
to bring a little sunshine indoors to get me through it!!
While there was a brief break in the weather,
I went out in the backyard to pick some oranges from our tree...

Here is our tree...
The oranges are ripe, ready and SO juicy and sweet this year! 

In my humble opinion California oranges are

I just had to pick some and bring them in and make some
delicious fresh squeezed juice!

See me picking them here in my cute little outfit?!!  Tee hee!

While it's storming it might be a good time to go to the Mall
to look for a new pair of shoes ;)

I also brought in some daisies that are in bloom in the backyard and put them in these jars inside my wire basket to help keep my mood sunny during all this rain.
Also put some of my beautiful oranges in a bowl beside my cute green colored glass vintage citrus juicers...
Of course I actually used my electric juicer to juice the oranges though...
I also like my juice pulp free so I use stainer as well!

Just in case the daisies and oranges aren't enough
to get me through the stormy weather...

I had my hubby to build this hot air balloon from one of my oranges,
so we can fly out of here until the storms have passed!!

If you're having sunny skies where you live,
would you mind if we drop in for a visit?!!

Hugs,  Sherri:)

I'm linking to
with our very sweet hostess "Marty" at "A Stroll Through Life".

I'll also be linking to
hosted by "Susan" at
"A Southern Daydreamer".


Melissa Miller said...

They look beautiful and delicious Sherry. Very pretty!

I hope all is well with you sweet friend. It's good to see you posting again.

Warmly, ~Melissa :)

Blondie's Journal said...

We have had storms, too. I think everyone is getting rain!

How nice to have oranges right out your back door! Lucky girl!! They look delicious! :-)


marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh my, how wonderful to have your own orange tree. Love it. Such a wonderful vignette. I love oranges and then of course fresh squeezed orange juice. Wow. Beautiful pictures. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

Sue said...

I remember stepping out of our hotel room and picking lemons and oranges from the trees on our last CA visit. They are delish and sweet and juicy! We are having rain today- off and on showers but warmer temps. Weird weather here! Stay dry, toots! xo Sue

Shelia said...

Hi Sherri! come on over! We've had sunny skies for a few weeks now! I like your home grown sunshine though! I have a lemon tree but would love to have an orange tree! :)
Fly fly away and come see me:)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Anonymous said...

Lovely!! I would love some of those fresh oranges. I'm your newest follower.

AshTreeCottage said...

Hi Sherri! We have been receiving all of your weather. Wow was it ever windy yesterday and now it's rain and more rain. Bentley doesn't want to go outside. Love your fresh orange juice ~ yummy! I am your newest follower. Stop by and visit me when you have a chance.

Susan and Bentley

Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

Oranges from your own tree??!! Lucky you! Linda

Ana said...

Hi Sherri,
What a cute post...I love it. I'm from So. California and it's been raining a bit here too. It stopped today, but I guess more is coming later this week :-P Anyways, I just found your blog and can't wait to poke around some more...hope you don't mind. Have a wonderful day.

Hugs and Kisses,

Anita@Theycallmejammi said...

I can't imagine how nice it would be to walk in the backyard and pick an orange from my own tree. Love your vignette.

Kate said...

A tree full of oranges....I love to juice oranges. It is so sweet!

A Hint of Home said...

The oranges look so yummy! I love fresh squeezed juice. I love the pulp, too.
Where are you and your hubby headed in that balloon of yours? (smile)

Donnie said...

I love any oranges but down here in Florida they are sweet post.

eileeninmd said...

Cute post, I hope the rain goes away. Very cool to have an orange tree in your yard. I'm sure they are delicious too.

Honey at 2805 said...

Great pics and orange you cute in you cute little outfit :)

Laura said...

Hi Sherri-
I linked to Outdoor Wednesday too-
I love your green glassware next to your oranges.
Great photos!

I'm a new follower-


Light and Voices said...

In my humble opinion I believe that an orange julius made in California beats all the oranges in the universe!
Joyce M

Anonymous said...

The puddles, oh the puddles! We had down here in San Diego, Cali. But today we finally had the prettiest blue sky.

I truly enjoyed your post and lovely pix. Enjoy those cheerful oranges! How fun to have your very own tree.

Blessings - Debbie

Honey at 2805 said...

Thanks for your comment. I'm a happy follower, and a friend!, too.

Linda said...

It rained here too, but we were away in what I thought was going to be sunny rained there too one day...we see more coming our way tonight! Cute post...and I agree about CA oranges...we have a orange and tangerine tree in the yard and they have been really good this year...I guess all the rain has helped!

Shirley said...

How wonderful to have an orange tree. Are they hard to keep?

Ldy ~~ Dy said...

As I am writing this it is pouring buckets outside. I am in Southern Cal. and yup...cold, wet and gloomy! I want to feel the warmth of the sun! But we know Sunny California is just around the corner and hey...look at those lovely oranges!! Yum...fresh squeezed. Love the green dishes. Stay dry and we will be complaining about the heat soon enough! Hugs!

Tammy@Beatrice Banks said...

You are not going to believe this but I have a similar post waiting to be posted! Of course, I can't say that I got to pick the oranges though. That must be fun.
Great post!

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi sweet Sherri,

Your oranges look wonderful....but, you haven't had the Florida navel oranges in our backyard. Toooooo delicious. We could have an orange eating contest...I had those with my sisters when we were growing up. Haha.

Such a happy post.

Barb ♥

My garden haven said...

Come to where I live...sunny skies all year round!Just get on your hot air balloons and come to mygardenhaven!
Enjoyed reading your post, made me smile.

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