Monday, April 19, 2010

Astoria Flowers

We already saw the “Residenza Astoria”, but this time of the year its flowerbeds are more colorful and interesting.Their prickly pears have plenty of fruits, known as “fichi d'India” or literally Indian figs.Many bees around these flowers, but I didn't catch any.

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21 comments:

T. Becque said...

I always think it's interesting to see prickly pear in a seaside region. Probably because we have prickly pear here, but no sea!

Kaori said...

Can you eat the fruit? The colorful flowers brighten my day ;D

Jacob said...

To bee or not to bee. I can't catch the darn things either...they either get too deep into the flower or fly off just before I press the shutter button!

Can you eat those "figs"? Probably not. Look more like prickly pears! ;-)

Hope you and Trillian have a wonderful week!

Small City Scenes said...

Now the 'Astoria' look like what I call a Gazania. But those Daisy tyes look so much alike. MB

brattcat said...

And hopefully none of the bees caught you.

Dina said...

You "picked" a nice selection to show us.

B SQUARED said...

Be careful catching those bees. They don't like to be caught.

Lois said...

They are beautiful! I have quite a few bees in my flower beds right now too.

Cezar and Léia said...

Very interesting and sooo beautiful flower, I didn't know about it's name, thanks a lot!
Hugs
Léia

Hilda said...

Finally caught up with your blog after being gone for several days. Such fascinating posts again. I especially like how you showed the not-so-nice parts of Livorno. I also enjoyed the focus lesson. These three are all lovely, but I like the first two-tone flower best of all.

Saretta said...

That first flower is gorgeous!

JM said...

The first flower shot is amazing! Prickly pears are also known here as Figos da Índia (that Columbus guy fooled many with the 'India thing'! LOL!)

cieldequimper said...

Lol @ JM! Lovely yellows here!

marshall said...

Evviva!
Un magnifico blog su Livorno, proprio quello che mi ci voleva.
Forse saprai che mi sono innamorato di Venezia, senza esserci stato quasi mai di persona (a Livorno c'è quella zona chiamata Nuova Venezia, o Venezia Nuova). E' stato grazie al blog di un piccolo albergatore di Venezia che ho conosciuto la città lagunare. Ora, a detta di costui, ne ho una padronanza migliore di tanti veneziani suoi concittadini. Avverrà lo stesso per Livorno, grazie a questo blog?
Ma, forse, anche perchè con Sarcastycon, un livornese verace, e innamoratissimo della sua Livorno, avremmo in programma di scrivere un qualcosa ambientato a Livorno.
Ma intanto, eccomi al sodo: come si fà a mandare i link per mezzo dei commenti?
La tua email non prende, altrimenti avrei usato tale mezzo, per impostare il quesito.
A presto.
p.s.
Ho iniziato ricerche sulle opere realizzate sotto Leopoldo II. L'ho già chiesto anche a Sarcastycon, ma accetto volentieri un'altra fonte come la tua.

Gunn said...

The TOP photo is so NICE!
Thanks for sharing!:-)

VP said...

@ marshall - Grazie delle gentili parole e dell'augurio.
Il mio indirizzo è livornodailyphoto@gmail.com e ti posso garantire che funziona benissimo.
Non posso risponderti in un commento, cercherò di trovare un altro sistema.

Halcyon said...

Nice flower shots. Too bad you didn't get a bee. I love the bright colors. It's perfect for a Monday!

Luis Gomez said...

Love this collection of colors and flowers.

tapirgal said...

Cool! I have to come back when I'm not working and enjoy it some more. I saw this on my sidebar, and couldn't ignore the name!

Ilse said...

So warm already to have flowers blooming. And prickly pears! Boston is way too cold for prickly pears. We have them here in the South West part of the country. Makes great jam.

Kcalpesh said...

Nice shots, I have tried those fruits that grow on the cactus! They're yummy :-)