Thursday, July 30, 2009

The Lemon Tree

When we were at the Sonoma Film Festival this spring, one of the movies we watched was entitled "The Lemon Tree". It's all about life in Israel and Palestine and tells the story of conflict between two cultures. The conflict centers around a woman trying to protect her lemon tree grove that has been in her family for generations. It's a good film. I recommend you see it.


Before the movie started, I overheard the people sat behind me say how much they liked the title of the movie. They said they didn't even read what it was about but just felt attracted to the title.

So what does "lemon tree" conjur up for you? For me, I think of a tranquil scene, smelling the perfume that has to be one of the best scents in the whole world......The glossy leaves...the bright yellow fruit....and then the thought of cocktail hour also comes to mind, with a nice slice of lemon in my vodka and tonic.....


We have quite a few lemon trees growing in our garden and we get masses of lemons each year. We have both Eureka and Meyer lemons - both used in different ways, but you can't beat a meyer lemon. It doesn't even make you pull a face when you eat it! Oh, my mouth is watering as I type........


Since hearing the comment at the movie, I decided I'd make a necklace called "the lemon tree" and finished it yesterday. I haven't made one in a while - I did an "oranges and lemons" one before after the nursery rhyme song.....So here is my new lemon tree..... Hope it makes your mouth water, and doesn't make you pull a face!

4 comments:

Marbella Designs said...

It's lovely! Did you carve it or use a stamp?

Anonymous said...

I love this - it is absolutely beautiful. It reminds me of summer and the sun - neither of which are very obvious in the UK at the moment!
Mary

Ruth said...

Thank you both. Maybe August will be your summer month Mary! Fingers crossed and we can share some sunshine and lemons in those cocktails.

Ruth said...

It is a ppp - not carved.