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Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Almond Blossoms .....




Blossoms make my heart sing ... they're the herald of Spring when all is cold and gloomy
In early bud ... nothing spectacular, but within a few days they burst forth 
into the prettiest little blossoms




No wonder Van Gogh loved to paint them
to him they represented awakening and hope


These pics were taken in an orchard not far from home
which in a week or so will be and an absolute mass
of delicate pink and white.

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18 comments:

Joan Elizabeth said...

Blossom already! Nothing but bare twigs around here.

Pierre BOYER said...

I particulary love the first picture,
So delicate and gorgeous...
Best regards from Paris,

Pierre

Stefan Jansson said...

That sounds a bit early.

Carole M. said...

don't you love blossoms; I also love the prunus' with the dark burgundy leaves when they're in bud too oh and of course the cherries and crabapples

Kays Kids said...

Yes the first time I see Almond Blossom for the year I remind's me of the Promise of Spring. Lovely

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Exquisite images Dianne, blossom trees always remind me of Japan and Geisha's for some reason. So looking forward to spring.

Rae Walter said...

Wonderful images Dianne. Is the flowering a little earlier than usual?

Taken For Granted said...

As a kid I had an uncle who had about 25 acres of almond trees. Yes, they are beautiful, and you have captured that well in your photos.

Randi said...

These shots are amazing! I would love to have an almond tree in my garden...

Dianne said...

I think the flowering is about on time ... its the "Willunga Almond Festival", in 10 days time and I think the trees will be ablaze with pink and white by then ... Just perfect!

darlin said...

Dianne these are magnificent shots, very nice job on the macro!

Jack said...

Beautiful! It is a treat seeing spring buds on your blog while it is scorching hot here.

Stephanie said...

Gorgeous blossoms, they look like lilies.

Valerie said...

Yes, delightful captures Dianne - the gentle pink and white tones a sign of things to come!

Cezar and Léia said...

Dear Dianne
You always surprise me with these lovely gorgeous shots!
I love flowers but unfortunately here I can't have a garden. :(
maybe someday...some house...or a huge balcony! :)
bises
Léia

diane b said...

I don't think I've ever seen an almond tree. the blossoms are lovely and a bit early it seems.

Eaton Bennett said...

Blossoms already! How wonderful, I can't wait for my trees to bloom. :))

Arija said...

Sorry I missed this post . . . just lovely. Our almonds blossom much later than those on the warmer coast.

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