Bitter Sweet

Memory of my maternal grandmother: Grapefruit for breakfast, regardless of season—and I wonder where she bought the citrus during Northern Maine winters. I never had a taste for the bitter, over-sized oranges but my wife does.

So we were delighted to find some, set out by a neighbor, yesterday. She is caretaker of Rick, one of the “Cats of University Heights“. Annie grabbed two, while I waited and thanked our benefactor. How sweet: She put out bags for people to carry their fruit.

Around this part of San Diego, citrus trees standing outside quaint homes are quite common. Too often, the fruit falls to the grass and rots. What waste! At least my neighbor had the good sense to share her bounty. Thank you.

Let’s discuss the simple, straightforward Featured Image, which is composed as shot and otherwise untouched; meaning, no edits. Once again, Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra‘s camera delights. Vitals: f/1.7, ISO 12, 1/750 sec, 23mm (film equivalent); 1:11 p.m. PDT. Background blur comes from Portrait mode.