Magazine article Sunset

You Said It

Magazine article Sunset

You Said It

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The gift of citrus

* I enjoyed your column about sharing the bounty from our gardens (December, page 6). I met my oackyard neighbor when we had a common fence replaced. I grow a few summer veggies, and I've often hung a bag of produce on the fence. She often responds with a loaf of banana bread. I look forward to sharing my grapefruit harvest when they ripen a bit. Yes, I also delight in the gesture of giving something so symbolic orour special place. Getting something wonderful in return is a delight. -DICK SHULTZ, RANCHO CORDOVA, CA

Thank you for your comments about California citrus. As a longtime resident of Santa Rosa, California, who now resides in the not-so-citrus-friendly state of Tennessee, I can tell you how much I miss the Meyer lemon trees in the yard of my former home. Thanks to mail order, I've been able to enjoy my beloved Meyers as well as kaffir lime trees (now grown in pots on my deck) in the summertime, albeit on a smaller scale. I bring them indoors in the cold months, when their blossoms scent my home. And even though I visit Sonoma County every year, having citrus trees reminds me of home. -LEA MARKUM, FRANKLIN, TN

Dreaming of getting outdoors

Our two November covers captured two different moods.

* I love the November 2012 cover (an autumn stroll in wine country)! I love having it on my coffee table, and it puts me in a good mood every time I see it. -BRITTANY SNYDER, SANTA FE

* Your cover photo brought back fond memories of a morning drive through Napa Valley when I shot a similar photo, which we now use as the background for my husband's homegrown wine label. What a great time of year in Napa, especially early, before the valley comes to life, -BERTHA WALKER, ANTIOCH, CA

* I've fallen in love with the canvas tent on your cover. Where can I find one? My husband and I and our two dogs love our camping getaways, and we've been wanting to upgrade from our backpacking tent. …

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