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From our Back Yard

Posted by
Viewfinder (Bradenton, FL, United States) on 30 March 2009 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Our new Christmas orange tree (shrub now) is blossoming. I always wanted an orange tree, but didn't always live where they grow. Now we do, and ours is blossoming. Such a sweet fragrance. I hope the oranges "set" and we get to taste them.

NIKON D80 1/160 second F/6.3 ISO 400 48 mm

Mandy Provan from Johannesburg, South Africa

Hmmm, that is a lovely flower - i really hope we'll get to see the pictures of the first VF orange! :)

30 Mar 2009 6:07am

@Mandy Provan: Me too.

vu@granby - Wolfgang from Granby, Québec, Canada

I'm with Mandy!

30 Mar 2009 11:55am

Lee from Fort Frances Ontario, Canada

Great shot. Would be interesting to see the orange developing as it ripens.

30 Mar 2009 12:12pm

Judy from Brooksville, Florida, United States

Oh, and what a sweet fragrance fills the air around these trees. I'm happy the rain didn't wash away your blossoms. Set, little oranges, SET!

30 Mar 2009 12:14pm

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

New blossoms are always so exciting...lovely image.

30 Mar 2009 12:52pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

So lovely. I can smell the odor; we had several when I was growing up.

30 Mar 2009 1:20pm

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

It's beautiful and oh can you imagine biting into an orange just off the tree, that is what a call a taste sensation!!!!

30 Mar 2009 1:51pm

Chris from South Jersey, United States

how lucky you are to have that growth!!! We are just starting to get some color up here (daffodills and forsythia)......beautiful shot...

30 Mar 2009 2:00pm

Laurie from New Jersey, United States

Very pretty and delicate flowers.

30 Mar 2009 2:18pm

Barbara from Florida, United States

You have many blossoms, certain to get oranges from this tree (shrub) It looks healthy.
Isn't the scent incredible?

30 Mar 2009 4:45pm

tyan from Singapore

i never knew orange trees' flowers look like that,they are so pretty!i wonder if the flowers smell like orange?They look so inviting i am imagining the scent they exuberate!And you may not believe it too,i have never seen an orange tree in my life!:)

30 Mar 2009 5:15pm

bridget from Western WA, United States

oh my! the flowers look like plumeria, but with much more active centers; we visited friends in Santa Barbara this time last year, and picked lemons from their tree - now THAT is the way to garnish a cocktail; good wishes for the fruit

30 Mar 2009 5:59pm

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

Thanks for your comments on my little orange blossoms. Hey you Floridians, do any of you know if or how to fertilize these things? And when to?

30 Mar 2009 6:00pm

Batkoï from Salon de Provence, France

hummm it smells good !

30 Mar 2009 8:52pm

Steve from Jacksonville, FL, United States

Lovely macro, I can almost smell it from here!

31 Mar 2009 12:22am

1/160 second
ISO 400
48 mm