Daffodils with Fancy Lemons
Oil on Gessobord
6" x 6"
On one of my special trips to Trader Joes I discovered Meyer lemons. I'd heard about this special fruit but hadn't actually seen them and, oh my, what a lovely color they are.
Amy Scattergood, a Los Angeles Times staff writer, Cézanne had lived not in France but in Southern California, his still lifes would have overflowed with Meyer lemons. Plump, smooth-skinned, colored an unmistakable dark yellow -- canary yellow, the color of egg yolks or the sun at noon -- they're sweeter than other lemons, with an intoxicating aroma that has hints of honey and thyme."
Yes, that about sums it up.
By the way, can you believe this is my 600th post? I certainly can't!