Monday, October 19, 2009

Oranges - in our Secret Garden


If we get some cooler weather, these oranges (tangelos, actually) should be sweet and ready for picking by late December.

40 comments:

Julie said...

Nicely highlighted photo, Jacob. I bet other americans are annoyed when you talk about cool weather like that!

*grin*

Kcalpesh said...

They're green, I'm sure these Oranges will be tasting sweet by the time they're really Orange! :-) Nice shot & Nice treatment to the photo!

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James said...

Yum. I used to love the scent that was in the air when I used to pick fresh oranges.

Don and Krise said...

This is so good it should win a green ribbon or something. I really like this shot Jacob.

Sean said...

Nice photo...

Lee Spangler said...

nice photo to compliment the parrot photo. I appreciate the tropical aspect of your world. think I'll get up and drink some tangerine juice I have in my refrigerator!

Olivier said...

l'orange verte ;o) bel effet sur la photo

Wolynski said...

So you need cool weather for oranges to get sweet? I don't understand, but I'll take your word. Great photo. I also enjoyed the cat at your vet's office and the parrots.

Vogon Poet said...

I can imagine what 'cooler weather' could be there...

Bibi said...

Nice, nice. Agree with Julie about the lighting, and I can almost taste the tangelos....

Small City Scenes said...

What a neat shot. They look like they we be perfect by December only because by 'perfect' I mean orange in color. I will accept a box. MB

Paula said...

Pictures of fruits are always very nice and this one is really beautiful.

Cezar and Léia said...

So...you also have a secret garden! :)
Wonderful oranges!
Léia

brattcat said...

How wonderful to be able to go out in the backyard and pick a tangelo. This is a luscious shot, Jacob.

Leif Hagen said...

Oh, Jacob! I think you flunked 2nd grade fruits and vegetables class!
Those are LIMES!! Get the Gin and Tonics ready . . . .

Memphis MOJO said...

Aren't oranges supposed to be, um, well, orange? Seriously, nice shot.

Jacob said...

@ Vogon Poet - By "cooler" weather I mean we need some nights in the low 40's (F) or even high 30's (F) to bring color and sweetness. That's fairly cold for us, though. Although last winter we had a couple of days in the 20s (F)! Had the old fireplace going then, I tell you!

Jacob said...

@ Lee - Are you still in bed? You're sitting up in bed with your laptop in your lap looking at photos from CDP?

Yes, get up and get some tangerine juice!

And then go have a nice day!

Lois said...

Lovely shot Jacob! We had a tangelo tree in our yard when I was growing up. They are so good!

Prospero said...

Citrus is a hit and miss thing in Bermuda. I have some grapefruit in my secret garden.

jusdealem said...

Lovely processing on this! Makes it feel more like a secret, doesn't it? When I was a kid in Orlando we had some orange and tangerine trees in our backyard. I really miss that!

Daryl said...

Ah Florida oranges .. when my parents first moved down south they sent up crates of oranges and grapefruits even tho neither of us cares for them .. finally I got Mom to send us Honeybells... now those I love .. but the other Florida citrus not so much .. now that they've passed I sort of miss those sweet Honeybells

Frank said...

I love the shot. It could be on a citrus crate label. I really enjoy the confusion you cause by talking of oranges...you mean tangelos...OK, they're really limes. Cold weather? You have our friends thinking 6 below zero, Jacob. But, your lesson plan corrects all the misunderstanding and everyone goes away enlightened and full of new knowledge.

But, DO serve up the gin and tonics, OK? Leif Hagen ordered them for all of us, right?. That was the only straight up comment.

Buenos Aires Photoblog said...

Hehe, Leif is too funny. He made me laugh!

It's just great what you have in your garden.

Jarart said...

There is something magical about going out into your own yard and picking food from a tree. Be sure to say "Thank You"!
I like what you've done to the photo.

Jacob said...

@ Buenos Aire - Leif isn't funny, he's from Minnesota and all those people talk weird! ;-))

Jacob said...

@ Daryl - You can't beat Honeybells! Unfortunately, we don't have any!

cieldequimper said...

Lucky, lucky, LUCKY you. :-)

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Ooooh, pretty! I saw some like this at our conservatory. Nice work.

Allison said...

Buenos Aires - If Jacob were half as funny as Leif is. . . . Jacob's disappointed that Leif has TWO more blog followers than he does. (Jacob might not approve my comment now)

Your EG Tour Guide said...

What a delightful treat! They look healthy.

I love oranges but can't grow them here in the The Great White North. It's a good thing I also like apples, which we do grow here!

Marie said...

The photo is very belle but I don't understand why the temperature needs being cool in order for them to get ripe.

melanie said...

Tu nous offres de très belles couleurs, ces temps derniers !

Gunn White said...

You are a lucky man, Jacob! :-)

Per Stromsjo said...

Oranges in December, eh? Now, how can I counter that? We did have golden chanterelles a couple of years back. In December. Hardly normal, though.

Jacob said...

@ Allison - Please don't overdo this; funny is in the funny bone of the hearer...

And furthermore, Jacob, unlike a Minnesotan I know, doesn't pay people to follow his blog. ;-)

nopham said...

Delicious shot!It's 42 degrees here today.. .send your tangelo tree up here. . will bring it back to FL in December.

Virginia said...

Oh I'll be down for some MIMOSAS!!! :)
V

Rose said...

I like what you done with this...like the photo itself. If that makes sense.

Marie-Noyale said...

How lucky can you be!!

"Photographers deal in things which are continually vanishing and when they have vanished there is no contrivance on earth which can make them come back again." — Henri Cartier-Bresson