Beautiful pictures, and I especially like the Chinese proverb--keep a green tree in your heart.....
I discovered that quote by chance when I Google-searched for quotes about citrus trees. Definitely a keeper!
The second photo, with the sun shining behind the leaves, against a backdrop of clear blue sky, is stunning.
I really love that photo, too, Barb, and would like to be on my back beneath that right about now. :)
Sunshine and citrus trees go hand-in-hand, I think. :)
Such a beautiful post. I can smell the fragrance of the flowers, imagine the birds. I love goldfinches. Love all your quotes and words. Thanks for this gift of joy :).
Citrus trees make me so, so happy. I'm glad I was able to translate that joy for you, Jama. xo
Thank you for that draught of languourous well-being!
I'm always happy to open my garden gate, to share my citrus trees with you.
The space between the leaves is full of sunlight
I love that!
Now I know the vessel to carry sunlight in: it's the space between the leaves.
(Also, your orange leaves are beautiful with the sunlight shining through them--leaf stained glass, prettier than actual stained glass. Also, I can almost smell the blossoms and the ripening fruit. Also, today someone said that when you fly into Malaysia, the air smells like fruit--and I remembered that, seeing your photos.)
I didn't know that about Malaysia, but wow, now I want to go there!!!
And lemme just say that your comparing sunshine-laced citrus leaves with sunlight streaming through a stained glass windows...ohhhhh. That resonates so deeply with me! I'm all glowy inside, at the very (beautiful) thought. :)
Beautiful pictures and words. :>)
Thanks so much, Christine! I know you understand how beautiful these trees really are. =:)
Gorgeous! This picture set inspired me to go inhale the lovely scent of our citrus blossoms too!
We're so lucky to live in an area where citrus trees grow, aren''t we?
I did! And yes, I love living in the midst of the orange groves!
From my home (my heart) to yours--all good things, citrus trees included. :)
I hope the air is filled with the sweet smell of citrus blossoms where you live! :)
It sure is when I walk the dogs!
Those are stunningly beautiful photos, Melodye. Look at all that detail you captured. Wow. It's almost as good as being there...
Thanks, Tracy! I teetered on a tall ladder, in order to get those shots. But much as I hate heights, I love my citrus trees more. I'm glad I was able to capture a few images that helped show you why...
Sigh. I have to settle for breathing in the air over the produce counter. :(
Ha! You're hilarious!
(Seriously, I wish I wish I wish that I could hand you a citrus blossom nosegay. xoxo )
Me too! I'd keep it well-preserved, too.
I absolutely adore the sweet scent of orange blossoms.
Just seeing this post, I can imagine their lovely fragrance in my yard.
it's enough to make me wanna plant some trees!
It's an incomparable fragrance, isn't it? :)
By the way, I *love* your sassy new 'do!
"I'm not a skilled photographer, by any means, and I don't have a fancy camera."
I don't know how fancy your camera is, but re: the skills thing, I believe you are definitely selling yourself short. -- PL
It's a simple Canon point-and-shoot, Peter. I'm not sure I'm ready to go all out with a DSLR, but I get really frustrated by the limited zoom & lighting features available to me right now.
But...your comment gave me pause. Thank you for that! It reminds me that I need to take pleasure in the moment, and to be grateful for what I have. I'm surrounded by beautiful scenery, and I love that blogging allows me a forum for sharing. And that I even have a camera--well! That's a blessing, in and of itself.
Edited at 2012-03-06 11:35 pm (UTC)