Sunday, June 28, 2009

Oranges



We have all been sick here with colds. So, I've been away from the computer for a few weeks.

Anyway, we took ourselves down the mountain for a drive to Penrith Valley Oranges. We picked ourselves some fresh juicy oranges. It seemed like a nice day. As soon as we pulled up it started to rain - only for about 10 minutes or so, luckily. We picked about 6kg - it felt heavier on the walk back to the weighing shed. The oranges were $2 per kg.




I was surprised to see how big the orange trees grew to. I didn't realise they grew so tall. A lot of the orange were out of our reach.
It was dry enough to get the camera out for some cute shots of Katie and her brother picking oranges. The kids where fascinated to see the different size oranges on the same tree - it was nice for them to see that things in nature aren't all the same like you get in the supermarket. ;)
We sat in the sunshine under one of the orange trees and peeled and gobbled down an orange. It was so delicious fresh from the tree.
Next to the shed we met one of the locals...
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...... and here is the view at the beginning of the Blue Mountains.

16 comments:

Sherrin said...

sounds like a lovely day :o) I love your jacket, by the way!

Pam de Groot said...

Oranges will never be the same for them now. That memory will stay forever fond.
I also miss all of the children. I came to do hand over the other day with Sally and felt like a rock star with all the attention. It does make the leaving harder. I am able to take on the tasks such as the mammoth gown though now I have a bit more time. Pam.X

Toria said...

Looks like a fun time. I promised Connor I'd take him there to pick oranges when the season started, so thank you for the reminder, we'll go soon.

Melissa Ellen said...

What the perfect thing for your winter sniffles; nothing beats fruit picked fresh from the tree.

karisma said...

How lovely! And I am just loving the kids jumpers...are they all hand knitted? The blue one looks like one I made my son last year. Very cozy and warm.

Julie said...

How beautiful. I can almost feel the chill and smell those oranges. P.S. what a little cherub you have:)

Leanne said...

Oh yum I bet they were sweet...and yes so great for the little one's to experience the *real* thing.....and I also love your jacket!

Mette aka mettuska said...

What a view! I wish we had orange trees here too.

Pink & Green Mama said...

Lovely, those oranges look delicious!!

Karina said...

thank you very much!
Karina

Leanne Lonergan said...

How lovely...what a lovely experience!

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therese said...

how wonderful to be able to pick them off the trees like that. and how wonderful your coat looks! quite orange-y!

RunninL8 said...

So wonderful! The oranges up here in Alaska are ICK!

The Handmaden said...

Oooh, fresh Australian oranges, what a treat, I'm so tired of seeing imported oranges in the shops.

themagiconions said...

Beautiful, happy family!

sunnymama said...

These are lovely pictures! I really like the first one especially :)