Never let it be said that Mother Nature doesn't have a sense of humour. This set of tackle has been ripening on the lemon tree outside my study window for the past month or so, making it hard for me to concentrate on my work.
The lemon tree in question is a Cape rough-skin (snigger).
I consider myself lucky to have this variety in my garden, because, once mature, the tree produces enormous crops of very fragrant, thick-skinned, sweet-tasting lemons. I believe that this variety of lemon tree came originally from St. Helena, and that they were first planted in the Company's garden by Jan van Riebeeck.