Day 7: Trees and Memories

Even with a stuffy nose, that familiar San Diego fragrance is detectable and triggers memories of visits over many years. Eucalyptus trees surely contribute. This one is right in my sister’s backyard.

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Just to the east stands this 15-foot-high grapefruit tree, below, whose life began in our father’s breakfast 30 years ago. He found a tiny sprout on a seed still inside the fruit. He planted it in a pot. But he didn’t live to see the tree it became, the bearer of the best grapefruit we’ve tasted. We must eat at least one on every visit.

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