Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Nectarine Blossoms

We're in the middle of a huge dust storm here in Israel (thank you so much Egypt for sending us all of this miserable dust...) and everything is shrouded in a veil of what looks like dirty fog. Not very conducive to all the wildflower photography I was planning for this week (we're in peak season here, and this freaking dust is NOT making me happy!) so I figured I'd share the little bit of color I did manage to capture before the dust came and washed it all out.

Nectarine blossoms on a friend's tree in honor of the Jewish holiday of Tu B'Shvat - New Year for the Trees - which is being celebrated today.

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18 comments:

Dina said...

Oi, the dust is so thick that my view of Jerusalem on the hill has disappeared from view. I've been coughing my way through a bad cold for three weeks and today's dust is irritating.
Your blossoms give some happiness.

toby said...

Oh, beautiful! Good thing you had a chance to take this in time :)

royalegacy said...

Beautiful blossoms. Come and stop over at my blog where I posted peach blossoms. Great minds think alike.
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meredith said...

It's always hard to imagine flowers blooming while on this side of the sea, we are so cold!

TToria said...

Stunning.
Happy WW :-)
TToria @ ttoria.blogspot.com

alicia said...

Beautiful! I shared flowers this week too. :)

Lori said...

Argh, that Egyptian dust!

But wow, BEAUTIFUL photo!!!

Love it!

Daryl Edelstein said...

Those are lovely blooms .. begone dust!

angie said...

This picture is absolutely stunning. I LOVE the turquoise sky peeking through. Truly, I think my all time favorite of your shots! Hope the dust storm subsides soon!

Linda said...

I love the colors. I'm slowly trying to decorate my apartment since I still live like I'm in college. This print would look so lovely on a wall. :)

Stacy Uncorked said...

Absolutely beautiful! Here's hoping the dust settles soon. ;)

Sukhmandir Kaur said...

They are so beautiful and to thing they will become a lovely tasty fruit eventually is a double bounty.

Fábio Martins said...

The colors are so delicate. Excellent regist

Erika Price said...

A beautiful image!

GayNYCDad said...

pretty and delicious!

Diveboard Dave said...

Beautiful!!

caite said...

very nice..interesting colors.

Art of RetroCollage said...

Lovely photograph despite the dust storm. The colors remind me of those used in 18th-century Chinese paintings & porcelain. Thanks for sharing this!