Thursday, February 4, 2010

Fruits & Flowers

The last part of my Sunday walk was different and I think, for once, it deserves a post of its own. I found an orange tree full of fruits.I saw a rose and some... tiny chili peppers in a florist's window.Same window, different flowers, anybody knows their name?Floral experts could even help me to identify the content of these huge vases at the “Parterre”, not far from the orange tree.

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33 comments:

Luis Gomez said...

These are beautiful flowers. Don't know the third one, but the last image I know they are ornamental cabbage and kale.

brattcat said...

This is a departure from your regular subjects. What fun to see this side of you.

Jacob said...

Are you sure you didn't take a trip to Florida?

Always enjoy your Sunday walks!

Leif Hagen said...

A very colorful series of lovely flowers, fruits and plants! O, to have an orange tree in one's backyard!

I notice that you'll soon have 500 blog postings!

rupinder said...

Fantastic way to decorate vases with flowers and fruits.






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Dina said...

Love that chili pepper bouquet!

Greetings from our orange trees to yours.

Kaori said...

Those fruits look great! Love the flowers in the window too :) Isn't that cabbage in the last photo?

tapirgal said...

The mystery flowers in photo 3 could possibly be ranunculus, which come in many colors:

http://ranunculus.com/

... but I'm not sure.

I grew up with them in our family's business, and it's one of my best memories from those days.

lodolite said...

la terza foto ha una luce particolare e mi piace moltissimo. i fiori sono ranuncoli, vero?
ciao simona

joo said...

Thank you for showing flowers on another winter and cold day:)
The chili pepper bouquet is cute and I love the orange tree. The last one is ornamental cabbage, very popular here recently.
Terrific post!

istanbuldailyphoto said...

Nice photos. Congratulations. Greetings.

Stine in Ontario said...

Nice shots, VP. And I agree with tapirgirl that the third photo is of ranunculus. I see flowers are beginning to bloom all over the web...except in my gardens where snow and ice reign supreme. Ha!

Hilda said...

I'm absolutely useless with plant names, but that doesn't stop me from loving these gorgeous flowers! Fantastic colors in this set. Though my eyebrow (just the left one) would rise if anyone gave me a bouquet of chili peppers.

Cezar and Léia said...

For sure you are lucky, you found beautiful spots!I love flowers and those are magnificent, the last vase has adorable harmony and colours!
Hugs
Léia

Jilly said...

The oranges made me think we must be in Menton, where the trees are loaded with fruit just like this.

Love all the shots. You've already had all the flowers identified.

B SQUARED said...

Get out there this Sunday, too.

Lois said...

I don't know the names of the flowers but they are all beautiful! I especially like the red. Your post has me anxious for spring!

Birdman said...

Can spring be on the horizon, even for us in the great North?

Gunn said...

Thanks, this is "medicine" on a cold day!
and also thanks for your info on my blog today.

amatamari© said...

Spring is already here???
:-)
Wonderful series, thanks!

Halcyon said...

The flowers in the pot look like ornamental cabbage to me. All of the flowers are so pretty though - I especially like the chilis and roses.

Small City Scenes said...

Beautiful It looks like everyone named the proper flowers. they are right too. I love Rannuculus and it does come in a variety of colors. MB

VP said...

I'd like to thank you all for these names: with your patient cooperation, my practically nonexistent floral knowledge is slowly increasing.

JM said...

Definitely cabbages on the last photo as some have already stated. Great post, VP! I know it's hard to choose, but my favourite is the third shot, the light is fantastic and the dark background makes the flowers look almost tridimentional.

Babzy said...

I like the orange tree a lot , i'd like to see them grow here but no luck it's too cold ;)

Saretta said...

No idea about the names, but they sure are pretty!

cieldequimper said...

Lovely sunny post.
Renoncules in French.

Three Rivers, Michigan said...

I recognize the ranunculus from my many failed attempts to grow them - or at least that is how they look on the package!

What a lovely sunny walk, with oranges and flowers.
Three Rivers Daily Photo

Svenske Floyd said...

When I saw the 3rd I immediately thought: "artichoke"

Wolynski said...

You have all these flowers in the middle of winter? Blessed climate and lovely photos.

ellievellie said...

I can smell the citrus all the way here. Very exotic flowers!

Steffe said...

I wish I would find an orange tree on my walks.

Andreea said...

Beautiful flowers, so full of color. As for their names, I'm as clueless as one can be :) I can point out the rose but you've already identified it :)