Saturday, November 19, 2011

Not Always


22 August

I was very excited when I spotted buds on our small orange tree,
 hoping for our first ever home-grown oranges. 
With joy I tracked their growth......


31 August


3 Sept


8 Sept


9 Sept: 8 am


9 Sept: 10 am


9 Sept: 5 pm


11 Sept


14 Sept


15 Sept


19 Sept


22 Sept


10 October

And then it was no more.....

Our little orange tree will be using all its energy into growing bigger and stronger leaves and branches.
Maybe next year the "promise" of sweet juicy oranges will come to fruition.

Sharing at Flowers on Saturday, The Creative Exchange.

45 comments:

geanina said...

so much fragility in these images! great work.:)

Kateri said...

Lovely photos of the blossoms. Ah, the hope and promise of fruit...then discovering that you have to wait until next season again...it reminds me that a lot of the joy in growing things is just about watching and enjoying the tree and the blossoms...

Giga said...

Śliczne zdjęcia pąków i kwiatów pomarańczy. Życzę Ci, żebyś miała dużo owoców na drzewie :-). Pozdrawiam

Nadege, said...

What an amazing series. Love it.
I hope for you that next year, the promise of juicy fruit will come to fruition.

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

Wonderful photos. I have never seen an orange tree. Fantastic blossom and gentle forms. Great !

marijke said...

Hey Karen,
Beautiful to see the flowerbirth of the orange. Hope you are oke!
Great weekend,
Marijke

Gone Country said...

I completely understand! The same thing happens to our tree every year. We planted an orange tree about four years ago. We're still waiting for our first orange! Maybe this year!

Jenni C's said...

a lovely sequence of photographs, hope you have many oranges to come..

Faith said...

wow! these are so pretty!! what a great series.

Gillian Olson said...

What a great photo series, too bad the fruit did not develop, but there is always next season to look forward to.

Sylvia K said...

Delightful captures and beautiful blossoms even if they did use up all the energy growing the leaves and branches! Hopefully next year the oranges will put in an appearance! Hope your weekend is going well! Enjoy!

Sylvia

Karin M. said...

... wonderful pictures ... you've captured the blossoming very nicely ...
LG: Karin

Kaitlyn said...

That's amazing!!! Wow

In our sea of love

Marion said...

The flowers were lovely though.
Best regards, marion

LadyD said...

So very kind of you to stop by. I have much to learn with my D200. I'm a new follower. I love your photos.

Lesley said...

I was getting so excited with each new stage of the blossoming and then, only disappointment. I was almost beginning to smell the oranges.

Fotobloggen 2011 said...

great series of photos, amazing how fast they grow. Sorry they did not get furter but think of it like this: you are anyway able to have such tree growing outside in your garden wich I don't :-)

missing moments said...

What a wonderful sequence of photos ... hope there are sweet oranges next year!

Linda Makiej said...

how very beautiful!!!

Kala said...

What a wonderful series of images from beginning to end.

I do hope you get some fruit next year!

Helene said...

A beautiful sequence of photos - there may not have been any oranges but the beauty of those orange blossoms surely foretell a sweet, delicious future. I truly enjoy your blog (a highlight of the day) and a had to 'borrow' your music. Sincere thanks!

Anna Amnell said...

Lovely photos!

Is this an orange tree or a lemon tree? I took the photo during a vacation in Dubrovnik.
(the photo in the link)

rosie@travel-i-tales said...

I salute your tenacity, tracking the development of the flower. Hope the orange tree is stronger by next year.
Enchanting shots.
Rosie

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

Beautifully done, enjoy your weekend my friend !

CameraCruise said...

Beautiful series!
Hope you'll have oranges next year.

Liz said...

A wonderful series of images! Hopefully you can enjoy the fruits next year.

Ewa said...

what a beautiful photo story!

Linda Landig said...

I loved following the progress of your blossoms. What a delight. Thank you!

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Aww, so sorry your tree didn't produce any fruit for you, but it certainly made for some fabulous shots! Maybe next year. :)

hannah said...

Love those sequences you do.
Do you leave your tripod out for a few days? The images always seem spot on from the same angle.

One said...

A lovely series. Send some scent over as well. What happens next?

Pieces of Sunshine said...

I don't own a working tripod. I just estimate and then crop and adjust on the computer to help bring the photos into "alignment".

Ellie said...

Oh I love how you have tracked the growth of these little buds. It produced a lovely flower. Never mind you will eventually get lots of lovely oranges and how great will that be - lucky you. Thanks for sharing.

Lui said...

I take series shots too!
It is so exciting to experience it and share!

Ruth said...

A beautiful and interesting post, I hope you get some fruit next year :)

thefisherlady said...

I love Ellie's comment that 'eventually' you will get lots of lovely oranges...
I wonder how often that happens in our lives... we seem to blossom and show promise of great things then it is finished and people show disappointment and we feel discouragement at the seemingly failure of our lives.
God is always working in us both to will and to do of His good pleasure. We will have a harvest if we wait patiently for it.
Sometimes we must search out our hearts and see if there be anything we need to be feeding it... but like your tree sometimes we just need to put our strength into growing stronger before the fruit will come.

lisa said...

I absolutely LOVE this series of photographs! So many time I have thought about doing this, and then for one reason or another, never followed through. You have inspired me to do so. Now all I have to do is wait the many months for spring to arrive!

Thank you so much for sharing at The Creative Exchange.

Have a wonderful week ahead!

lisa.

gina said...

I love this series -- so beautifully done! It would make a wonderful biology lesson. Thank you!

Kat Sloma said...

What a wonderful series! Thank you so much for sharing. It would make a lovely video! (Visiting from the Creative Exchange today.)

Rosie said...

How wonderful to follow the whole process - such a great series!

Pat said...

Great series of photos! Maybe no oranges this year, but the blossoms are beautiful!

Hilda R.B said...

Wonderful series. Great job!

Genie said...

Your ability to shoot the progression of the orange is awesome. I love each every one of your photographs. They are exquisite. Wonderful photography. genie

Connie Smiley said...

Loved watching the process, and I was rooting for the little thing, in spite of the title. Lovely shots.

Linda Willets Photography said...

Wonderful series of photos. Hopefully next year will be many oranges on your tree.

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