Did you know some lemon trees have giant wicked thorns? I didn't, until I was rooting around under our lemon tree yesterday, picking up the fallen fruit so our dog wouldn't eat it and barf everywhere. I leaned close to the tree and felt something sharp scrape roughly up my forehead and into my hairline. Got myself a big ol' red bloody scratch. Lucky I didn't gouge my eye out.
I yelped, recoiled, and peered at the offending branch, noticing for the first time since we moved in 5 months ago the giant obvious thorns. Some of them about 2 inches long. Seriously.
Anthony hadn't noticed the thorns, either, which made me feel a little less stupid. Usually he notices every detail of everything.
|This isn't our actual tree, but this is what they look like. I found this pic online.|
I don't want to give our tree the satisfaction of taking pictures of it, since it might like the attention. Stupid tree.