Flor de almendro

Posted by Paco Díaz (Palma de Mallorca, Spain) on 28 January 2009 in Plant & Nature.

En Mallorca los almendros empiezan a florecer a mitad de enero. Las flores duran muy poco, lo que permite el viento, dos o tres semanas.

In Mallorca almond trees blossom in the middle of january. Flowers last only two or three weeks, if the wind is not very strong.

Here is one of my poems on the almond trree flower translated into english:


So delicate and brief,
almond flower,
your light just now thought out
shines in my time.

Over the black earth
the fogs of dreams,
the drop of dew
on your fire.

Closed gleam today,
tomorrow wind.
What worth does spring have
For your calm?

It is your fleeting truth
eternal instant,
and your warm whiteness
is the rein on fear.

Early flower of forgetting,
there burns in your petals
the belated heart
of this traveller.

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ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

I'm so ready to shoot outdoor flowersl, had enough ice. best...jerry

28 Jan 2009 5:22am

rem_la from Villiers, France

j'espere que ca sent bon !

28 Jan 2009 5:42am

Yvonne S. from Tilburg, Netherlands

Those flowers in january? Wow, they are beautiful!!

28 Jan 2009 6:52am

Marie LC from Voiron, France

Très belles ces fleurs d'amandier. Tout le monde attend le printemps avec grande impatience je crois.

28 Jan 2009 9:56am

Rui from Leiria, Portugal

Muy bonita y que bellos detalles. Encuadre perfecto. Un aire de Primavera... Buen trabajo!

28 Jan 2009 12:43pm

hugo poon from hong kong, Hong Kong

How delicate and refreshing... beautiful tone and lighting!

28 Jan 2009 4:37pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Such a beautiful almond blossom. A real treasure blooming at this time of year. Your poem is quite nice too.

28 Jan 2009 5:38pm

@Steve Rice: Thanks very much for reading it.

Veronelle from Lens, France

tres belles fleurs, vivement le printemps

28 Jan 2009 6:29pm

Pradeep from Chennai, India

Lovely shot, very delicate. Nice work :)

28 Jan 2009 6:39pm

Querques from Palleja, Spain

Muy bonita Papá. Me gusta mucho. No sé si la pusistes en retratando?.
Un abrazo italiano.

28 Jan 2009 6:56pm

Ronnie 2¢ from London, United Kingdom

This image is so encouraging . . spring cannot be that far away, I hope ! So love the gentle colors in almond blossom.

28 Jan 2009 8:15pm

JTF from Zaanstad, Netherlands

beautiful shot !

28 Jan 2009 8:17pm

luissval from Badajoz, Spain

Magnifica toma. Muy buenos colores

28 Jan 2009 10:45pm

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29 Jan 2009 12:33am

PD from Overland Park, Kansas, United States

Very pretty flower, Paco. I have never seen an ALmond blossom. Nice detail and DOF

29 Jan 2009 2:25am

vu@granby Gilles Martineau from Granby, Québec, Canada

Very pretty those almond flowers. Good DOF, the flowers are isolated from the background.

29 Jan 2009 2:43am

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

Beautiful...love the detail.

29 Jan 2009 3:39am

Kenton from Calgary, Canada

Beautiful shot!

29 Jan 2009 5:00am

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

How this is miss this very precious beauty...wow

29 Jan 2009 2:35pm

Canon EOS 40D
1/250 second
ISO 400
105 mm


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