The sun continues to fade early in Vermont. But the flat and even light pulsing through the studio window was perfect for some still life photographs with everyday items just laying around.
About Citrus medica var. sarcodactylis:
Commonly called Buddha's hand, this small tree grows to 8-15' tall and is native to northwestern India. It is noted for producing a unique fruit which separates as it ripens into finger-like projections which have an inner white pith but no juice or pulp. Ripe fruits turn bright yellow to orange yellow. The hard outer rind/peel has an intense lemony taste which can be grated to form an excellent zest for food dishes or drinks. Historically, fruits have been used in the Buddhist religion as temple offerings (hence the common name of Buddha's hand) in large part because each fruit (especially one with closed fingers) is said to resemble a closed hand in prayer.