As I was telling you all the other day, it is good to be back home and you notice things that you usually do not give a second glance to when you are around them all the time. So it is with my TINY yard here in Key West. I was out yesterday looking at some of my foliage and seeing what needed a drink since it has been so hot here with not much rain lately when I came up to my lime tree. I had caught a faint aroma of blossoms in the air while I was checking out the plants and low and behold my line tree is full of blossoms and had one lime ready for picking! There is nothing like the smell of blossoms from a fruit tree. We have sour orange trees on our property also and in the spring it is such a treat when they are in bloom. The aromas are heavenly and the blossoms are so delicate!
Speaking of limes brings me to my next subject, the wine that was definitely a summer sipper yesterday afternoon.
I popped the cork on a well chilled bottle of Pavao Vinho Verde from Portugal. The Vinho Verde grape makes a wonderful wine for summer as it is low in alcohol, 11%, and has an effervescence that sparkles on your tongue. On the palate is a refreshing, crisp lime flavor with a hint of peach. I have reviewed a few other Vinho Verde's this summer and have enjoyed them for sipping because they are a fun wine with those tiny bubbles that dance in your glass and perfect for summer. Also they are inexpensive, under $10.00.
Strolling around my garden with my glass of Pavao, I came across my favorite guy in my garden. His name is Jake and he is a gnome that has been with me for years! I have many photos of Jake and, when I was taking photography classes, I showcased him and a few other gnomes I have as my project. It was a wonderful project and many of my gnome photos are still hanging in my house keeping me company, just like my lovely ladies that I shared with you the other day. A couple of years ago while I was preparing the house for a hurricane that was coming upon us, I moved plants, lawn furniture, etc. into the house for safe keeping. Anyhow, after the hurricane we were cleaning up all the foliage that gets ripped off the trees and I noticed that I could not find Jake. I was in a thither! Jake, Jake, where are you? I never could find him. I figured he fell off of his pot and was swept away during clean up. Well, about 6 months ago I was cleaning out a closet downstairs here and who did I find under a suitcase? JAKE!!! I was so excited that he was still home! How he got there was a mystery to me. So I just assume he wanted to get out of the storm and headed into the house himself! Smart guy my Jake is!!!