I love our tangerine tree.
It’s had its tough years- drought,neglectful owners (us), hail damage, age.
It is at least 65 years old.
It was here long before we bought this house.
What is my favorite way to eat one?
Straight off the tree, peeled and eaten while walking my yard as I mentally plan what I’ll plant in February.
I rarely make it into the house without eating it first.
That is a heady combination for me-
my yard, walking and thinking,
and a sweet tangerine from an old friend.