Spring flowers

We drove to Blossom trail on a weekend to catch these beauties. There were Almond blossoms, Plum blossoms, Apple blossoms and Citrus blossoms which had white petals. Apricot blossoms, Peach and Nectarine blossoms had pink petals. It was great strolling midst these orchards looking at flowers and bees. I love flowers and love photographing them a lot.

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Let’s take a closer look at one of the flowers, shall we?

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Interesting thing about these and the other blossoms I have seen in US is that there are absolutely no leaves on the tree. It is a leafless tree and boom! one day every inch of it is covered with flowers. That makes them look so much more beautiful. And when these flowers wither away, leaves start appearing.

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It was very sunny and the weather made the day even more enjoyable.

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Surprise, surprise! Oranges on trees on either side of the road. Did I tell you that I lived on “Lemon street” for 2 years and we had lemon trees on either side of the road. And there was an “Orange street” too parallel to Lemon street. ButΒ this was the first time that I saw so many oranges ready to be picked on a tree.

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On the way back, we got to see some wildflowers.

Weather is really lovely these days. I love sunny days.

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Today is “The First Day of Spring (Spring Equinox) 2014”. Check today’s Google’s doodle (pic above).

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44 thoughts on “Spring flowers

  1. Wow. I wonder why I don’t find any orange trees on the road near my home! πŸ™‚ That looks like an interesting tree – flowering throughout and then leaves appearing on them. I have never seen that before.

    Destination Infinity

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  2. so so so pretty! πŸ™‚ I love oranges… and that pic brightened up my face so much that a colleague almost walked over to my desk to see what I was doing πŸ˜› πŸ˜›

    Spring time is always beautiful! πŸ™‚

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  3. I love flowers too! Beautiful pictures of different types of flowers. The oranges…great!

    I had seen green apple trees on the road near my niece’s house in London. Husband used to bring them home when he went for walks and give to her and she was laughing! They were cooking apples!

    Enjoy, AK!

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  4. Spring is here. Awesome pics. The flowers always appear to be so happy isn’t it.

    This is a happy part of the year. Time to go for loads of trips πŸ˜€

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  5. I dropped in from PB’s blog. I was amused by your name πŸ˜› or should I say pen name! “Avada Kedavra -The killing curse” I am a potterhead. Btw you have a pretty lovely blog. Glad to meet you!

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  6. Avada Kedavra, your name is what brought me here. Are you an HP fan too? I’ve lived through the books and movies and even the HP Studio tour. Now looking forward to Magical Beasts on screen. But I digress, I loved the pics of Spring – they’ve really brightened the dull and grey day we’re having. Thanks! Look forward to more posts through A-Z April.

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    • I am a HP fan too. Thanks for visiting my blog. πŸ™‚ I am really happy to have met another HP fan. Oh wow! you have been to the HP studio tour? That’s something which is on my wishlist for a long time now. πŸ™‚ Even I am looking forward to watching the Magical beasts movies. I am so glad you liked the pics. πŸ™‚

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  7. Phew… I finally managed to access your blog which I was unable to do on my browser for so many days.

    Lovely captures these. Was just thinking, maybe the trees get rid of all the leaves in order to save the nutrition for all the flowers. After all, nature is the most scientific thing there is. πŸ™‚

    And ‘Lemon Street’… that must be fun ! πŸ™‚

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