Monday, April 20, 2009

Food Art

Monday, April 20, 2009


I've been quite the braggart about our crop of citrus, probably to the point of annoyance. I know the rest of the world is not so lucky as I, with my fresh-squeezed orange juice, bowlfuls of lemons, and sunny yellow grapefruits so large, it's a wonder how the tree doesn't bow humbly under their weight. I have not mentioned, however, the deterrent to gathering a plethora of fruit. Because it's not exactly a breezy, proverbial walk in the park!

Witness the literal thorn in my side to citrus-picking:



Yes, each citrus tree branch is studded with these deathly, painfully long spines. One might innocently reach a gentle hand up in the tree to pluck an orange only to be RUTHLESSLY stabbed by a cruel citrus thorn! While I am sure the biological adaptation has been quite useful to the citrus tree itself, which might mean I should be grateful that so many oranges, lemons, and grapefruits hang safely in the tree, ready for my consumption, I am still not pleased by the presence of those terrible spikes.

Last week, as I carefully stood under my orange tree, my picker in hand, on a mission to retrieve many oranges without injury, I opted to create a lovely design on my lawn with the crop of the week. Food art, if you will.



On another occasion, while waiting at the Seattle airport, my lovely sister and I attempted to recreate a scene from Twilight, not at all embarrassed by our impressive, encyclopedic knowledge of the books and movie. Incidentally, "food art", was most certainly not correctly quoted, which is what caused us to break into laughter in the first place. She is a MUCH better actor than I am, which is quite obvious-it's all I can do to keep a straight face.


Food Art? from Katie W on Vimeo.

Didn't she do a great job catching the apple? Ah, my sister, the funniest and most beautiful girl I know...

Off to pick a few oranges! My gloves are on!

2 comments:

The White House said...

Gorgeous fruit... you are twittering... I thought about taking the plunge, but don't think I need anymore distractions

J & Co. said...

HA! you girls are hilarious! I watched that apple toss a few doz. times. too funny :) OH! and the video of 'brother and sister' jumping on the trampoline. Kaitie, you are clearly biased! John had some great jumps!