Another Lemon Tree

If you are looking for a tree, you’ve come to the right place. Brian on bushboys world linked Peter, Paul and Mary’s Lemon Tree song on Sunday. How could I then not mention the other song about a lemon tree that landed in the charts – at least in Germany. Austria, Iceland, Ireland, Norway, and Sweden in the number one spot.

In 2010 I went to a Uriah Heep concert, organised by a paint company on a public square for their anniversary, not knowing anything about the opening group – I was there to see Uriah Heep! It happened to be the German group Fool’s Garden – I had heard their song Just another lemon tree but up to that point didn’t even know that the group was German.

And here is a photo from an actual lemon tree – situated next to the pond in the local castle gardens (Weinheimer Schloss). Now it used to be that we were told that Weinheim had such a warm climate that it was only one of two places in Germany where lemons not only flowered but actually bore fruit although they never quite ripened and stayed green. Things change and so, unfortunately, catastrophically, does climate, and the lemons now turn yellow in autumn.

Tree Square #20

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