Monday, February 8, 2010

Nectarine Blossoms

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I love this shot. So similar to an almond blossom, but yet so different. Both bloom in January, around Tu B'Shvat, both bloom before they get leaves, both have similar flowers, with similar coloring (though the nectarine's are much pinker where the almond blossoms are predominantly white) and still one ends up providing a juicy fruit where the other gives a nut.
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Sometimes you just have to gaze in silent wonder at what Mother Nature can do. It's not a Valentine, we don't do those here in Israel, but it certainly says love and beauty to me.
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37 comments:

Jasmine said...

Natures wonders are full of love and beauty. I have never seen a nectarine flower before. Israel must be very beautiful?

Frida @ Pixelbloggen said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!

Dina said...

Perach adin. It sure beats a valentine.

Felisol said...

Fruit blossom time is always magic.
With birds and bees and flowers in the trees.
When I grew up the Jaffa oranges would arrive at Easter time, and were a must to bring along when we went out skiing.
Now we can buy any kind of fruit we want to all around the calendar.
Definitely not the same charm.
From Felisol

Lucy said...

Ohhh...so pretty. I remember apple blossoms and how neat they were when the whole orchard was ablaze in them on the farm I grew up on. Smelled nice too.

Manang Kim said...

That looks like a peach blossom. The beauty of nature is still at its best.

RubyTuesday:Redshade

Yaelian said...

So beautiful!!

Mimi said...

I agree, Robin, it certainly does say love and beauty.
Thanks for your lovely comment over at mine.

Kitchenmaus said...

plums bloom first before cherries! Love them both! Was this taken lately? I envy you! Beautiful!

Patti said...

Lovely shades of pink on this blossom. I never would have guessed nectarine.

Mother Nature does offer us much to marvel at..

Happy Ruby Tuesday!

Mommy, I'm Home said...

Another beauty...

Ralph said...

This blossom is beautiful, the delicate purple and pink so bold, they are small but powerful. The nice thing is the pastels show up faintly in the fruit itself - the ruby remaining from sprout to dessert...

toby said...

Great shot - it's so crisp!

Leora said...

The blue and the pink are a splendid combination. Lovingly lovely.

Hasya Ya'ara said...

I think I can smell the flower. Magnificent!

By the way, my old blog was Sunbonnet Cottage

Hasya Ya'ara

The Cunning Runt said...

Totally gorgeous shot of a lovely subject! Mine is perhaps a bit less magical, but winter in Massachusetts yields limited ruby possibilities.

Dianne said...

it is stunning
and so much more wonderful than hearts or candy

Your EG Tour Guide said...

I had no idea nectarine blossoms are so beautiful!

Marites said...

it's really beautiful capture! love it too. My RT is here.

Jama said...

So pretty! just in time for the Chinese New Year celebrations, you can find these flowers in their homes, but not the real one, since it's too hot here .

Genny said...

Robin, that is SO beautiful! I love the detail and seeing that blossom gives me such Spring fever. The trees in our front yard are budding and I can't wait for the blooms.

Mar said...

Impressive shot, so beautiful!!

Happy Ruby Tuesday!

luna miranda said...

what a fabulous shot! there's richness in nature, everywhere.

Auntie E said...

Gorgeous, simply gorgeous. Natures beauty indeed.
Hope you can visit.
My Ruby Link for you

This Eclectic Life said...

Oh, you have me craving the loveliness of some blossoms (but it's dull and cold in Texas).

What's this? Y'all don't celebrate "VD" in Israel? I guess that Valentine's Day really is just a Hallmark Holiday, eh?

Robin said...

The mall owners are trying to persuade everyone that Valentine's Day is a holiday here but so far I'm not seeing much of anyone actually celebrating it.

daylily777 said...

Very beautiful & fantastic pic !
~Blessings,
~Myrna

Marice said...

oh my that is soo lovely! great shot Robin!

u may view mine here

Julie G. said...

What an amazing shot, I LOVE how the shadows of the stamen are on the lower petal. Gorgeous. Julie

Helena said...

What a gorgeous shot! Very beautiful. :)

Tammy said...

So pretty and that sky is incredible!

kaye said...

so beautiful and delicate :)

happilyretired said...

Absolutely BEAUTIFUL blossoms agains your clear blue skies ... stunning photograph!
Hugs and blessings,

Titanium said...

A treasure unfolded... simply delightful.

Kathy said...

An asolutely beautiful fruit blossom! We have pear trees blooming here in Phoenix in the desert!

Kate Coveny Hood said...

I think I'm losing my mind. I'm pretty sure that I commented on *something* - thinking that it was your blog... In case I didn't (I'm sure random mommy or style blogger out there will be pleased to hear that I love her photography) - here's another try.

I LOVE the new flower images. The colors are so vibrant and the way you captured butterflies and bees is amazing.

Janet said...

Oh, Robin!!!