Thursday, July 30, 2020


Fifty lemons are a load for one person, but for fifty persons they are perfume.
~Ethiopian Proverb

Hi y'all! There are a lot of "if life hands you lemons, make lemonade" variants, but I decided to go with the proverb.

The weather is still unpleasantly hot here and I am still working my way through the 18 lemons I accidentally bought the other week. In lemonade's honor, here's Art Thursday:

Still Life with Lemons
Rita arrigo

Vase with Bananas, Lemons and Books
by Juan de Echevarría (1875-1931)

Lemon, Fig, Pear, Almond Trees
by Anton Seder (1850–1916)

Aquarelle d'un citronnier
by Alice Bailly (1872-1938)

by Oscar Ghiglia

Citrus Limonum
by David Blair
from Medicinal plants by Robert Bentley and Henry Trimen, 1880

1 comment:

Pop said...

Lovely illustrations/paintings of lemons. Isn't it interesting how the eye "colors" the lemon yellow in the drawing by David Blair. (At least mine did.)

Whenever I hear the "if life hands you lemons..." saying, I always add "but ask life to pass the sugar." :-)