This is a Hardy Orange with its fruit. The fragrance of the fruit rivals that of the tea olive. It is absolutely delightful. As you can see, it is planted at the front walk of this cabin.
This cabin has captured my imagination. It hangs from the side of a mountain off a dirt road. The angle is so steep that stairs were built to be able to walk from a landing the level of the dirt road to the front porch. The window frames are painted a beautiful green, the chimney is stone and the roof is a bright tin. A deep front porch runs 3/4 of the way across the front of the cabin.
This beautiful old place is abandoned.
It is literally dissolving back into the mountain.
The windows are now broken out, parts of the structure sag...
I know it must have been loved and that the people were proud of their home - so pleased to welcome visitors that they planted this hardy orange to greet them with this wonderful fragrance part of the year, and the striking, thorny, dark green stems the rest of the year.
What happened to them?