December 18, 2020

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Typically, sunglasses are not part of my my morning wardrobe as I walk down in the dark to await the sunrise. The vivid orange of today made me rethink everything. The blood orange is a variety of orange with crimson, almost blood-colored flesh. The flesh develops its characteristic maroon color when the fruit develops with low temperatures during the night. Sometimes, dark coloring is seen on the exterior of the rind, as well, depending on the variety of blood orange. At 17 degrees this morning, both the fruit and the rind were so intense, they seemed to be spinning off tornadoes of color.