Wednesday, October 15, 2008

I-F: Strings

This is a bit silly now that I look at it, but this is what I fear I will have to do to my little lime tree, who has unthinkingly produced about 20 flowers on one spindly branch alone. I don't know if they will all turn into limes, but if they do, there will have to be lots of strings attached!

That said, I love my lime tree (who I have named Kermit). I have only had him for about 6 months. The prospect of having my own lime production centre is very exciting because my husband and I have this motto: "everything is better with lime" which we decided upon in Mexico, when we couldn't think of one food that wouldn't be better with lime juice. Can you?

14 comments:

Bella Sinclair said...

Oh, I don't think this looks silly at all. I've always dreamed of creating an espalier out of a young apple tree. A lime espalier would be just as nice! Here's hoping you get an abundance of limes soon!

DK said...

I like how you include the leaves/flowers pattern on the limes.

Alicia Padrón said...

Kermit is to cute Kim! :o)
How wonderful that you can get all those limes now. Haha your husband is right.. everything tastes better with lime :o)

Carli said...

I so envy people who can grow stuff! Your tree is adorable and I agree everything is better with a spritz of lime.

Zórdís said...

Beautiful string of spring ... Mexican beer sure needs lime.

Delicate and indeed beautiful take.

thedoodlegirl said...

What a pretty plant. How fun that you at least know that the plant is thriving!

life without novacaine said...

You are onto something with the limes! I completely concur! Nice illo! Quite lovely! Thanks for the comment on my blog.

Ria said...

I am going to run to my kitchen and make lemon grass and lime juice now. Wanna some? :-) Sweet...

md said...

like the grid ur strings create nice idea

Rui Sousa said...

Such a beautiful work you have here! A really great piece!
Congratulations and regards.

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Edrian Thomidis said...

I love the collage look of this piece, and the strings coming from all directions. Really wonderful!
I commend you for getting to grow a lime tree AND for getting to give you limes. I can't grow a thing! I've been trying to grow a gardenia tree for a few years...I'm on number 5 and I don't think this one is going to make it either. Good thing I'm a lot better with my kids! Thanks for your comment on my blog!

ValGalArt said...

yer so cute and so is this! i love it Lil KIm!!! i also love your catch phrase " everything is better with lime" :)

SENTA said...

I agree about everything is better with Lime!! What a gorgeous little tree you must have, I love this illo...those strings are too funny and adorable!

flossy-p said...

nope, I completely agree. Everything tastes better with lime, solid and liquid!

I hope your lime crop is abundant, with or without the need of a complex string scaffolding. :)