Tuesday, November 29, 2011

just orange


today I have sunshine streaming in and the oranges are showing off


I slice and dehydrate them for autumn and winter projects


an occasional slice slips into my tea


I mostly use them in garlands


but they're pretty just sitting in a dish too
... captured sunshine ...

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what is showing off for you today?
is it orange?
or something else?



18 comments:

Heavens2Betsy said...

Your beautiful oranges are to be marvelled at Kimmie - especially the slipped slice. Here in London, grey is showing off - infiltrating everywhere and dimming down the brighter hues that I know are lurking.... sigh. penny

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

You have lovely oranges. The ones I get are not nearly as nice. I have sunshine, too, and it won't be long until I head out and about. Thought I would see if you were "home" before I headed out today. I might even pick up an orange, or maybe an orange marigold or mum. My tea today is:

http://alteredbooklover.blogspot.com/2011/11/cup-and-saucer-tea.html

Photocat said...

I love the slices on the grid. What a sun filled photo it is. How exactly do you dehydrate them? In the sun? Oven? Microwave? Interesting aswell as very very beautiful. I used to poke clover into an orange and let it set. It will dry too and fill the whole house with a soft sweet smell. Hmmm, your orange day stirred need for orange for me too. Clovers(spelling? flemish speaking really? here I come!

kimmie said...

For dehydrating them I place them on a rack and put them in a 200' oven (not sure what that is in Celsius .... It's very low heat). They take about 4 hours and should be turned halfway through the process. Yesterday I forgot to turn them and the came out with grid marks on one side :)

Yvonne said...

Wonderful oranges. I love them in my tea sometimes too. Drying them is something I haven't done in years. I used to use my dehydrator a lot. I dug it out the other day to get inspired (I figured if I was looking at it on my counter, I would do something with it LOL)and now you have inspired me more.

Photocat said...

Thanks Kimmie... will give it a go! All of a sudden after reading your post I want to smell oranges. ;o))

Nathalie Thompson said...

Lemon today, with Chinese ginger (the Twinings tea packet says). Come on over! :) I will save you a cinnamon roll.

http://nathaliethompson.blogspot.com

~*~Patty S said...

Thank you for bringing some lovely sunshine to this rainy drippy day here in Virginia...I can almost smell your oranges from here

I always loved how the house smelled when the dehydrator was going ... I used to make wreaths and other decos out of dried apple and orange slices

Your nature creations are each so lovely dear Kimmie

I got my days confused (deary me) and posted my T Tuesday post on Monday

here it is

oxo

Halle said...

Love oranges!! So refreshing...they make me feel so alive!!

Stop by for tea today...
http://halleshobbies.blogspot.com/2011/11/sweet-tea.html

Nancy said...

It's white that's showing off for me--today, it's snow. I do love your bright cheery photos!
happy tea day :)

Terri Kahrs said...

Ohhh, they're WONDERFUL, Kimmie! Not only do your oranges look fabulous, I'll bet the house smells divine while they're in the dehydrating process. I've got some rose hips that would look marvelous with a few oranges slices added! :) Thanks!

Yes, my husband's party went very well. Took a while to find the assortment of lollipops, but I couldn't resist teasing him.

Wishing you a day blessed with serenity! ♥ Hugs, Terri xoxo

deb colarossi said...

OH , this is just what I needed today,.
I must do this. Thank you !

sukipoet said...

my last orange was not very juicy. thanks for saying how to dehydrate them. interesting. lovely.

Steph said...

beautiful oranges and I'm sure they taste good too.....happy T Tuesday!!! I'm having "pulled tea"..

dikvipreal said...

Thank you for sharing.

PAK ART said...

I bet your home smells good. Not like wet dogs like my house smells.

*jean* said...

omgoodness! i just posted my tea post from yesterday and wrote about my new favorite tea!! with oranges and cloves...i still love to poke cloves in an orange and hang it in my room...

S. Etole said...

What a ray of sunshine in your photos!