Tuesday, April 6, 2010

An Orange Grows in Crestline

When I spotted this pretty little potted orange tree at Oak Street Garden Shop recently, I immediately thought of mon chère amie Jilly, who has not one but two fabulous Daily Photo blogs. She blogs from Monte Carlo and Menton, France. Menton is widely known for it's Fête du Citron. Have a look here and here, but my favorite photograph is here. A little bit of Menton right here in Birmingham!

17 comments:

Olivier said...

trois balles de couleurs, cela rend bien

Gunn said...

Wonderful, and not what is common here.
Nice composition and light/shadow too.

Kim said...

How fun, V. I was just over at Jilly's before coming to your place. Now here is a third tie-in for me: My parents had a small orange tree in the back yard of the house I grew up in. Just seeing the but of blossom on this tree has me smelling them. I wish citrus would do well up here. . .I miss home grown Myers lemons which were common in my old neighborhood.

I love that bit of light and shadow on the wood floor balancing out the orange tree. Hey, did you buy any plants?
-Kim

brattcat said...

And you've caught some orange blossoms too! I bet they scented the air with longing for france, dear V.

Thérèse said...

As if they were growing upside down!
Yesterday I just planted a dwarf orange tree, I am hoping they will grow in the same manner!
I'll go to Menton's blog from here...

B SQUARED said...

I love the scent of orange blossoms. Stands to reason, right?

Daryl said...

How odd for their to be fruit while there are still blooms and so early in the season .. are you sure there isnt the remainder of an April Fool joke?

Ken Mac said...

love the light to the left

Jilly said...

I wonder if Daryl is right - doesn't make sense for there to be blossom and fruit together but perhaps we are looking at different trees? Mind you, here is a Four Seasons Lemon tree that produces fruit all the year around and that has blossom and fruit at the same time.

Thanks so much for the links, Virginia. Menton is dripping with oranges at the moment - however the ones in the street at all bitter oranges and you can only make confiture with them. I never did find out your favourite photo as the link doesn't work. I think I know tho!

Bless you for the mentions. Love the background to your photo too. That lovely old wood, wooden floorboards and yellow edge to the stair.

Virginia said...

Jilly,
I've tried twice to paste the URL for my favorite photo. Wonder why it isn't working??

Since these were grown in a hothouse somewhere, this little orange tree if probably trés confused!
V

Bob Crowe said...

Just a quick note - our Internet service is down at home and I'm just leaving the office. We're changing phone/Internet/TV service to a single carrier and will have no web until the new stuff is installed some time Wednesday.

Anyway, being a New Yawka by birth, I'm more likely to look for a tree growing in Brooklyn. I wonder how many of our colleagues (besides us) are old enough to remember that?

Jacob said...

If this was December, I'd say you bumped into a little bit of Florida!

Nicely photographed!

Virginia said...

Bob,
That's where I got the title. Gotta love that long term memory. Sorry you're out of internet at home. That really stinks.

Tash said...

Very pretty...but (oh, I hate to say this) but it says California to me. ;)
Nice to have links to Jilly's wonderful blogs. To me, a French wedding is a Menton wedding now.

Virginia said...

Tash,
Of course it says California and well it should! I'm thrilled if I"ve introduced you to Jilly's wonderful blogs. She does a terrific job.
V

Jilly said...

You are too kind Virginia! Well you well know how you inspire me with your Birmingham blog not to mention your fab Paris blog. One day we'll meet, I'm sure. xxx

Marie-Noyale said...

I love the smell of the "Fleur d'oranger"...