Orange Tree – Lemon Tree – Inverted White Bucket Hanging Like a Lampshade – and – What I Thought Was a Power Line or Pipe Extending Over the Orange Tree – Steve Explained Strange Objects while Carol Ann Sampled an Orange –

Orange and Lemon Trees

Coming originally from the northern part of the Midwest, I had never seen an orange or a lemon tree. Many years later in another chapter of my life I lived in Florida, and there were orange and lemon groves, but I didn’t have a fruit tree in our backyard. Now I can pick oranges and lemons from our own trees.

Oranges

These oranges, although not fully ripe, taste wonderful right now. Steve says they will be even sweeter when ripened to perfection.

Did you notice any strange objects in my photo of the trees? I did. (1) An inverted white bucket hanging as though it were a lampshade, and (2) An appendage over the trees that looks like a power line or a pipe. Here is Steve’s explanation:

Object - White Bucket

The white bucket shelters the sensor on Steve’s weather station. The sensor must be protected from rain and direct sunlight. Inside, the weather station sits on a cabinet and displays the exact temperature outside in the immediate vicinity of the fruit trees. Valuable information coming from a sensor protected by a white bucket.

Object - Golf Cage

The pipe-like appendage that extends over the fruit trees is neither a power line nor a pole. It is the top support of Steve’s golf cage. What is a golf cage? Don’t try to order one. As far as Steve knows, there is no such product. He made this contraption himself. He converted a frame for a garage into a golf cage where he can practice golf shots. He did not have time to practice golf shots in year 2014, but if he can find time in year 2015, there is a golf cage waiting for him. He plans to use it, and I believe he will.

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About Carol Ann Hoel

The new me - Carol Ann. More suitably said, the old me in new circumstances of life. Again. My history has developed in parts and chapters. In person, I am Wife, Mom, Grandma, Author, and Writer, in that order, more or less. Life is good because God is good.
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4 Responses to Orange Tree – Lemon Tree – Inverted White Bucket Hanging Like a Lampshade – and – What I Thought Was a Power Line or Pipe Extending Over the Orange Tree – Steve Explained Strange Objects while Carol Ann Sampled an Orange –

  1. jannatwrites says:

    When we lived in the valley, we had fruit trees in the back yard too. Always plenty to share! Hope you had a happy new year!

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  2. pattisj says:

    What a treat, having your own fruit trees. Thanks for explaining the weather station–is that to alert when there is a weather issue that would damage the trees/fruit? I golf cage is a wonderful idea!

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    • The weather station shows the temperature in the vicinity of the sensor, which Steve located near the fruit trees. It doesn’t have an alarm or anything to draw his attention, but he watches it everyday. He keeps an ongoing record of temperatures so that he knows what to expect by looking at former years. Really. Blessings to you, Patti…

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