Today, it is raining like crazy, so it is Lake Kelzenberg. Seriously. We have 4 inches of standing water. There is a drain, but I have to get up the nerve to go out and clean it out. That tree that you see in the picture, is an Acerola Tree. Our empregada Irene told me a few months ago, and I was really excited. I have a lot of saudades for my little garden that I had in the US, and I miss being able to eat oranges, lettuce, spinach, carrots, tomatoes, eggplant, chard, snap peas, and even the occasional pomegranate and fig from my neighbor's back yard.
I would try to open the window to take a picture of the fruit on our tree, but I'm not interested in getting soaked. Did I mention that it's raining? One of my co-workers at school lost her car on Monday night because the street where she had parked it turned into a raging river, and the car washed away. Crazy. But back to the Acerola. Here's a picture I found from this website: