Thursday, February 18, 2010

Almond Blossoms

.
Click to enlarge
.
Visit Skywatch Friday to see more of the world's skies.
.

39 comments:

Thom said...

Those are just beautiful :)

Wafa' said...

woow, so beautiful . thanx for sharing :)

Titanium said...

I found myself inhaling deeply, trying to catch a whiff of that sky and the blossoms that light it up.

Steffi said...

Wow...those looks so beautiful!Have a nice weekend!

Janet said...

Warms me up just looking at them! I mailed Itai's stuff today!

Daryl said...

Awesome ...

Spiderdama said...

How blue! Wonderful flowers and shot!

Tammy said...

So pretty!

Carletta said...

BEAUTIFUL!
I love the little tinges of red and what wonderful light.

Sylvia K said...

Absolutely gorgeous shot, Robin! Love the vivid blue sky and it is the perfect backdrop for those fragile blossoms! Great composition! Hope you have a lovely weekend!

Sylvia

Flea said...

Spring! It's spring!

Jane said...

Wow, I love the contrast of the flowers against that bright blue sky. Thanks for sharing:)

eden said...

Such a beautiful capture. It reminds me of our Spring here.

Have a good weekend!

Kate Coveny Hood said...

LOVE!

Eaglesbrother said...

Great photo.
It is way too early for apple blossoms here in the NC Mountains yet..but it will happens within a couple more months as we live right next to an Apple Orchard.

Hasya Ya'ara said...

Has spring sprung?

Lorac said...

They are gorgeous with the blue sky!

quilly said...

Pretty. We have almond blossoms, too, now, but our skies aren't quite that blue.

Glennis said...

Very nice photo. Lovely blossoms so white and red tinged against such a pretty blue sky.

Rob Inukshuk said...

Aah...you have spring already? Just look at that blue sky. Love this shot, so full of life - makes me smile.

Regina said...

Wow so blue and gorgeous!
I enjoyed so much.
Have a wonderful weekend.
"SkyWatch"

Tricia said...

Oh these blooms look absolutely wonderful against that blue blue sky as a background! Great shot!

Rajesh said...

Gorgeous blossoms. So pleasing to the eyes.

VioletSky said...

what an impossibly blue sky!

Pearl Maple said...

Just so pretty the way you have framed up the sky.

nonizamboni said...

Your photo was like receiving a postcard from paradise. Cheers from snowy Minnesota!

Mimi said...

Wow! What a sky!
The blossoms are beautiful, but the sky is what catches my eye, and draws it to the rest.

Tara R. said...

Gorgeous! Wonderful detail and contrast between the white blooms and that amazing blue sky. It makes me long for spring.

moneythoughts said...

We have sky too, just no flowers. : )

Pat said...

Beautiful! I just love this shot of the almond blossoms against the blue, blue sky! My husband grew up on an almond farm in the central valley of Calif, and we're still part owners of the almond farm, so I know that the coming month is very important for pollination of the blossoms.

Are you having the same problem in Israel that we are having here, CCD (Colony Collapse Disorder)? That's where worker bees just abandon the queen, so the colony collapses and the bee population decreases dramatically. Very bad for all farmers!

Spiderdama said...

Your so lucky! Wish it was me who going to Ein Bokek:-)
Have still my photoblog http://spiderpics.blogspot.com/

Hugs from cold Norway!

Stan said...

Ah, a breath of spring. It's going to be at least a couple of months until we see the blooming blossoms.

Serendipity said...

Perfect blue sky :)

Anonymous said...

I am reading this article second time today, you have to be more careful with content leakers. If I will fount it again I will send you a link

Sara said...

Thank you for the almond blossoms. They are beautiful.

Pat said...

Robin, I googled CCD and found an article from 4/09 that said scientists have found a parasite that was causing honeybee colony collapse and they were able to treat it successfully, so yay! http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/04/090414084627.htm

Kcalpesh said...

Gorgeous flowers! You've also composed the picture so beautifully!! It's rare to see such blue skies and beautiful flowers in my world here...

Pixellicious Photos

happily retired gal said...

What lovely pink blossoms against your clear blue skies!
Hugs and blessings,

Kate said...

Robin, all I can say is more beautiful than Van Gogh's Almond blossoms, which coincidentally is the inspiration master piece I am making a jewelry piece for at Art Bead Scene this month. Just gorgeous!