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Lemons the Size of Your Head

We spent the Easter holidays at a lovely little rural hotel in Mallorca, Spain. It was idyllic. Not least because there were Lemons the size of your head (if you’re only four years old that is) and you could spend a happy afternoon picking them…

…counting them, moving them around and counting them again. I stand amazed at the things that will amuse children.

12 Responses to “Lemons the Size of Your Head”

  1. VPon 10 Apr 2012 at 11:49 am

    Oh I love Mallorca :)

    I used to have a research project on the north eastern part of the island. Happy times.

  2. Bevon 10 Apr 2012 at 7:17 pm

    I absolutely love the smell of fresh lemons and those look amazing – no wonder they provided such entertainment! I bet they make fabulous lemon curd!!!!

    B x

  3. Debbieon 10 Apr 2012 at 7:29 pm

    These look amazing! It also reminds me of a photo my mum took of me a couple of years ago, holding up my first ever cabage, making it appear as though the vegetable was the same size as my head. So NOT funny :)

  4. WillowCottageGardenerson 10 Apr 2012 at 7:54 pm

    Great photos! Sounds like my kind of afternoon!

  5. Garethon 11 Apr 2012 at 6:02 am

    One thing is for sure you will not see lemons like that in the supermarkets. I used to plant the seeds with my mum and get lemon trees obviously we never got lemons but the leaves when crushed smelt amazing.

  6. Karen Hamilton-Viallon 11 Apr 2012 at 7:46 am

    Cedro Lemons (Il Cedro I think in Italian). We saw them everywhere in Italy last year. Especially in the south of the country. Fab aren’t they.

  7. mtpon 11 Apr 2012 at 8:33 am

    I was interested to see them fruiting at this time of year. I have no experience of growing Lemons so didn’t know that this is normal.

  8. Hannahon 11 Apr 2012 at 9:53 am

    Mmm, smell those lemons! The picture reminds me of one of my favourite books “Driving Over Lemons: An Optimist in Andalucia” by Chris Stewart. It’s about living my dream of following the wonderful Spanish agricultural lifestyle. Dream on…x

  9. Kerrion 11 Apr 2012 at 10:39 am

    Ooooh to taste some lemonaide from those babies!! ;) I’m so glad to hear you guys had such a great holiday. xoxo

  10. Leaon 11 Apr 2012 at 3:06 pm

    Lovely lemons!
    It is a shame that we lose that childhood sense of wonder at new discoveries. Every now and then, though, we can catch a glimpse of it again.
    Have a wonderful day!
    Lea
    Lea’s Menagerie

  11. Gaz@AlternativeEdenon 11 Apr 2012 at 4:40 pm

    She really does know her lemons :)

    Great pic

  12. greenshootson 13 Apr 2012 at 8:26 am

    Aww! Soooo cute!