Sicily in Lemon Yellow

March 22, 2011

Sicilian Lemons at Market, copyright Jann Huizenga

Yellow Wall in Southeast Sicily, copyright Jann Huizenga

Sicilian Citrons, copyright Jann Huizenga

Yellow Lichen on Stone, Copyright Jann Huizenga

Sicilian Veggie Vender with Yellow Melons, copyright Jann Huizenga

Yellow Door in Sicily, copyright Jann Huizenga

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18 comments to Sicily in Lemon Yellow

  • I love, love the last photo. So calming for me. Your photo series reminds me that italian men are NOT afraid of color, are they? I just love that they can actually pull it off. I wasn’t thinking of finding one for myself when I return to Rome in September, but I may just be on the lookout for a confident, colorful italian man for myself! Hmmmmmmm.

    • Jann

      You should have no trouble at all finding a “confident” Italian man. Even “over-confident.” In great supply!!!!

  • Wow! Vivid, amazing-as-always photos! What a treat for the eyes, provoking all the senses as well. Thanks, Jann!

  • Jann, I am loving this color series! Brilliant. I’ve just finished viewing the yellows and I can’t wait to view the next color! Although I keep dreaming of the whimsical pinks…I so love pink! My favorite is the man in the yellow pants. Seriously, I would so have coffee with this man. You have to love a man who is secure enough to pull off a pair of yellow pants! 🙂

    • Jann

      Thank you, Bella! And for you I will see if I can find Yellow Pants Man & arrange a tete-a-tete for you over caffe.

  • liz

    Picture #4 was a yellow vegetable? Never seen them before? Love all your yellows.

    • Jann

      Hi Liz–it’s called “cedro” in Italian, and “citron” in English. From Wikipedia:

      The citron is unlike the more common citrus species, such as the lemon or orange. While those more popular fruits are peeled to consume their pulpy and juicy segments, the citron’s pulp is very dry, and contains little insipid juice, if any. The main content of a citron fruit is the thick white rind, which adheres to the segments, and cannot be separated from them easily.
      Thus, from ancient through medieval times, the citron was used mainly for medical purposes: to combat seasickness, pulmonary troubles, intestinal ailments, and other disorders. The essential oil of the flavedo (the outermost, pigmented layer of rind) was also regarded as an antibiotic [3]. Citron juice with wine was considered an effective antidote to poison, as Theophrastus reported.
      Today the citron is used for the fragrance or zest of its flavedo, but the most important part is still the inner rind (known as pith or albedo), which is a fairly important article in international trade and is widely employed in the food industry as succade, [4] as it is known when it is candied in sugar. There is an rising market for the citron in the United States for the use of its soluble fiber found in its thick albedo. [5]

  • Sam

    Where can I get me some of those yellow pants?

  • another nice addition to the rainbow portfolio 🙂

    • Jann

      Thanks my lovelies for your comments! I’m getting a little carried away with the rainbow portfolio…and promise there will be a little break now. But I’ve got red, white, and maybe a few others still up my sleeve.

  • Josephine

    Jann,I look at your great photos and my heart fills with nostalgia. I want to fly to Ragusa and make myself a salad with those delicious lemons.


    I’m with everyone else—-love the color series!

    And I’d like to get the guy with the plaid suit from while back, and this one with the yellow pants together! What a pair! Then there’s that gorgeous yellow T-Shirt!


  • Jann, All I can do is sigh………..Bellissima!

  • Oh those lemons look magnificent–to say nothing of those yellow pants (what can one say about such yellow pants?)! We’ve taken to buying a big bottle of Sicilian lemon juice (yes, in east coast Canada) to keep on hand. My partner loves to serve it plain on his salad. Very refreshing to see such sunny hues from my present western Canadian, grey, slightly soggy viewpoint.

  • NorahS

    This is a great series! And the yellow pants! There are no words…

  • I’m loving the colors, Jann.

  • Gorgeous pictures! I especially love the man at the table!!

    SPRING! I can’t wait for the warmer weather.

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