Sending A Citrus Postcard From Texas…


Do you remember the Blueberry-Citrus Cake post of last week? If not check it out here.

I wanted to show you the fruit trees that went into making the beautiful citrus dessert! I am already missing my Texas family, so I am sending a virtual postcard to them. You don’t mind do you? I am participating in Kim Klassen’sΒ Texture Tuesday, using her texture called minus -43 and also a beautiful brush by Pixels and Ice Cream. Dreamy…don’t you think? It was so fun photographing the citrus trees in their backyard…be still my heart! Some of the trees we leaning against the back fence of the property, which just makes it that much more quaint backdrop for the photographs.





I have lived in Florida for 8 years and have never seen such a quaint setting for the citrus family…yielding oranges, lemons and grapefruits tree gardens. This place will hold special place in my heart. Every morning waking up to pick a grapefruit from the tree for breakfast every day. What a blessing it was! So much richness abounds in this yard..may it always give off a wonderful bounty to this family.

Do you have a bounty that God hasΒ given to You?

Could you share it with the Pride in Photos Family?

Many blessings today to you and your family!


If you missed this, you will love this
Blueberry-Citrus Cake
Banana Delight

68 thoughts on “Sending A Citrus Postcard From Texas…

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  2. Lovely oranges in such a sweet rustic setting. I drove through many grove areas in my way to Naples today on 17 south. Not as pretty as these.

  3. Sometimes I do feel jealous not being able to grow certain fruit trees here in our country, but I am thankful for technology – it bridges the gap between places, and thanks to your awesome photographs, it felt as if I was there, too.

  4. such beautiful photos, why not print real postcards?
    We used to put pits and seeds in cotton wool (when we were kids) and set it aside on a saucer, moisten it every day, until it sprouted, sometimes it worked, when we did not forget to water it. I suppose then you can plant it into a pot and later into your garden, give it a try and let me know if it worked.

  5. I like what you’ve done with your photo’s Laurie, very cool. I’m missing some of your posts, I don’t know what’s changed but I’m going to figure it out right now.

      • Something has totally messed up. You used to be able to get on your follow list and request email notification either ‘instantly, daily, weekly’ which I liked because I can keep track of everything there….now that option does not come up anywhere that I can find… WordPress has been signing off by itself too and I have found comments long after they were made suddenly pop up….some bad elves in the background messing things up. I think what I’m going to try is to unfollow and follow again. See if that generates an email.

        • I just went to your email list and tried to sign up to see what it would do and it said I was already on and I hit the manage link where I could change the timing of the posts. Are you talking of this? Are you having trouble doing this with my blog?

          • Oh thanks Laurie, that’s not exactly where I was speaking of, but that might work for me too. It’s not only your Blog, I’m missing a whole bunch of notifications…urg. I will try that though πŸ˜€

          • OMG, I finally found where they moved it too. Now in the Reader, you click on ‘edit’ behind the ‘Blogs I Follow’ and then click ‘edit’ again behind the Blog Name to bring up a new menu……be nice to get a heads up on these changes from WP…that’s an hour of my life I’ll never get back….LOL anywho, I will catch up soon xK

  6. These are so sweet, Laurie … and how wonderful to be able to pick a fresh grapefruit right from the tree!! I eat them daily, but first they travel miles to our local market, then to our fridge! I’m sure yours tasted so much better! We’re looking for a new home now … would be so nice if there were a variety of fruit trees there, as well!! And your processing with KK’s texture is quite nice … I entered her Tuesday challenge from my other site, from time to time, and I’m so glad I found that you were doing it here on WP, too. I love her work, and all those delicious textures! I do think I’ll work on an image for next Tuesday. πŸ™‚ *I have to share that I’ve been so blessed with the ‘bounty’ of God’s love these days, and just so very grateful that His mercies are new and fresh every morning, giving hope and strengthening us to meet the challenges of each new day! What would we do without Him?! You have a wonderful day!

  7. I just love looking at oranges. My hubs is the only one in the house that is not allergic to citrus but we always have some in the house for him anyhow. I love how they look & smell- just can’t eat or handle them.

  8. Hi Laurie,
    It must have been a very special experience seeing the citrus fruits … and a blessing to ne with the family! I’ve been enjoying the birdsong in the mornings – now that the mornings are gettings brighter and the days are getting longer πŸ˜‰

  9. I totally love everything about this post. The citrus vignettes are swoonworthy. I love the setting and your compositions. And the tones are perfect. Thanks so much for your good wishes.

  10. Laurie! I’m in love with these photos!! The postcard is so cool too!! Sounds like you are having a wonderful time! Enjoy every second with your precious family!

  11. This is so bad, but I got stopped in the middle of what I was doing and therefore forgot if I hit send….LOL. Yes, I know I’m losing it.. hahahaha. Yesterday I put my mom’s mail in my car and then looked for it for 15 minutes cuz I forgot it was in my car. Good think my head is tied down… Anyway, I love all the pictures, but I think 3 and the last one are my favorites.

  12. Hi Laurie! How wonderful the thought would be to wake up every morning and pick your own fruit! The pictures are beautiful! I just bought a lemon so I could plant the seeds to grow a Lemon Tree! I see you got your blog back to the way you like it! πŸ™‚

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