When I first moved to California from Chicago in 1990, I ran around like a kid in a candy store, smelling flowers and admiring the abundant fruit growing on trees everywhere. Thus I feel tremendously blessed to have an orchard at our ranch--where the trees overflow every spring and summer with lemons, oranges, apples, pears, grapefruit and many other types of fruit. Just the smell of orange blossoms makes me giddy with happiness. Today's painting depicts a tree branch with luscious lemons just begging to be picked. It's time for lemonade!