Saturday, February 6, 2010

Apricot Orchard

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19 comments:

Dragonstar said...

I love apricots - good to see them at "home". I suppose the covers are to protect tender buds from inclement weather.

moneythoughts said...

My wife went to Israel in 1968 and picked apricots. She said they were called mish-mish. I love apricots too, they are a special treat if they are dipped in chocolate. : )

Dina said...

Mishmish dipped in chocolate? Why don't we have that?!
So those are apricot trees? So many. I've never even seen one.

Are the nets against bats and birds?

Lucy Corrander said...

Intriguing and informative and pattern-ful.

Lucy

Robin said...

Mmmm... that DOES sound good. I'll have to investigate and let you know.

I do love the dried ones - maybe I'll start out by dipping one of those in chocolate, just for the sake of research ;).

I'm not sure if the netting is for weather or more likely to keep this particular field from growing/ripening as early as some other one, so that the crop is staggered a bit.

Serendipity said...

This may well be one of my favourites this week :)

Patti said...

Interesting perspective on this orchard, Robin.

I've never heard of chocolate dipped apricots. Give it a try!

Have a nice weekend.

Regina said...

Great capture Robin.
Happy weekend.

Kilauea Poetry said...

Oh nice Robin! I love orhards (even more than cemetaries) ha..I serious like cemetary shots (grin) Perfect! B 17 inside the seed too!! Works real well in mono!
Aloha, Regina-

John`s Photography said...

Gorgeous mono capture.

Mimi said...

My first time too, to see an apricot tree, or in deed an apricot orchard.
I love aprocot and almond jam, it's delicious.
Oh, and apricot tart..
And I guess I would love apricots dipped in chocolate too!

michael bird said...

Nice one, Robin. Had to enlargen it to see the nets, the needed protection from the birds. Imagine there have been a few of them lost under the net on occasion.

Sara said...

Oh apricots! It's been so long since I have had one. Now I'm remembering a large apricot tree in the midst of an avocado orchard at a house my parents once rented when I was young. I'd gladly trade the avocado tree in my garden for an apricot!

Hope you go back to that orchard and show us what it looks like later!

Daryl said...

Lovely vanishing point/perspective, Robin

Jientje said...

Apricots and chocolate. Mmmm. I must try that.

Spiderdama said...

At first I thought it was snow the white, but I've just seen too much of it these days..
It`s a great shot and nice nice in mono:-)
Wish you a good week!

angie said...

We used to have an apricot tree in our front yard (CA) it produced the best fruit. Luckily, we never had to worry about frost.

Leora said...

The draping at top does look good in monochrome, as does the perspective and depth. Reminds me of days on kibbutz or much more recently in the orchards of New Jersey.

awarewriter said...

Nice shot Robin. The orchard is so very orderly. We have many peach orchards in my area. I love to ride by on my bicycle and see (and photograph too) row upon row of peach trees lovingly tended.