My wife alerted to me something that I had completely missed in our garden. The mikan sapling we had planted in spring had brought forth a single full sized fruit. It was the only one of the three we planted.
I am not big on winter by any means but the simple pleasure of peeling a mikan and eating it wedge by wedge is one of the most enjoyable activities of a winter in Japan. I love crushing the skins in my hands and inhaling that lovely citrus fragrance.
Citrus of fragrance has got to be one of the most pleasing scents to my soul. I am sure there is a connection to mu childhood and having citrus trees in my backyard. The scent always relaxes me.
I havent peeled this one yet. I am just enjoying gazing at with my eye. I will have to post more once i have peeled it and sampled the tender tangy flesh.
Have a beautiful day of rest!