Three weeks ago, I picked 18 beautiful lemons from a lemon tree in my garden. I put them in a wooden bowl and took a photo. The photo was so divine that I posted it on Twitter and received many compliments including a recipe for an upset stomach or flu like symptoms: Take 3 leaves from a Meyer Lemon tree and wash them, then crush them in your hands or do a coarse chop in a bowl, then place them in a mug or jar, pour boiling water over it to make a tea. Steep for 15 to 20 minutes, and strain. Apparently, this will quickly soothe any stomach ache, and if taken daily, will cure gastritis. Let me know if you try this out and if it works. I haven’t been sick, knock on wood, in a while, or I would have tried it myself by now.
At the same time, the fabulous @Bluebirogallery sent me a painting she did of my lemon photograph, using her iPhone. Ingenious! She used the brushes app which supposedly David Hockney and others have used as well to paint incredible things. Andy Warhol would have completely loved this! She selected the brush size, colours and using my photo as a guide, and zoomed in to paint detail. I think it’s amazing! Judge for yourself.