Montag, 10. März 2014

Almond blossom season 2014 along the Palatinate Wine Route


All photos taken last Saturday, between Landau and Neustadt an der Weinstraße,
Palatinate Wine Route, Germany.



The almond (Prunus dulcis, syn. Prunus amygdalus, Amygdalus communis, Amygdalus dulcis) (or badam in Indian English, from Persian: بادام‎) is a species of tree native to the Middle East and South Asia. "Almond" is also the name of the edible and widely cultivated seed of this tree. 

The Palatinate Wine Route is one of the rare regions in Germany where thousands of this thermophilic tree are cultivated amidst the Palastine vineyards.









Edenkoben, Heilsbruck monastry and Hambach castle in the background





Kommentare:

  1. Was für eine Blütenpracht! Traumhaft! Bei uns blüht zwar auch schon einiges, aber Bäume, die schon in voller Blüte stehen, hab ich noch nicht gesehen! Wunderschön fotografiert!
    LG Mary

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  2. Your country is very beautiful and so are your photos! <3

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  3. @ Pieni: It's more or less like in Finland, dear Pieni. Just with some additional almond trees... ;-)

    @ Mary: Das sind auch die derzeit einzigen in Deutschland!!! ;-)

    Halt - nö - in Landau auf dem Marktplatz beginnen gerade die Kirschbäume zu blühen!

    Ein, zwei Wochen noch, dann geht's auch in Wien und Umgebung los.

    @ Michelle: The nature is stunning. I just took the photos... ;-)

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  4. love the contrast between the dark bark and pale pink flowers

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  5. Beautiful blooms all around Uwe, I love the white flowers, very delicate and pretty. All this landscaping looks straight out of some kind of a fairy tale book for me. Thank you so much for taking us along, all your pictures are simply excellent.

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  6. Wunderschoene Fotos and eine schöne Landschaft…endlich Frühling.
    ….habe noch gaaanz viele Buddha Fotos!!!

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  7. Lovely flowers. The setting is nice too. Thanks for sharing the signs of spring!

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  8. Such beautiful flowers, and the trees are fully blooming! The castle in the background looks intriguing! You live in such a lovely place!

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  9. Thanxx a lot ladies, for your kind comments!
    I wish you all a colourful springtime!

    And: --> Take a lot of photos... ;-)

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  10. This is for the first time to see almond flowers. Very lovely and how to capture the scenes are splendid. Thank you for sharing the views.

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  11. Gorgeous...I love the blossoms.

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  12. Wow, the almond blossoms are just lovely! Great captures!

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  13. OMG!!!
    Amazing photos, Uwe!
    Im glad you wrote these were almonds, when I lived in Germany I thought they were cherry trees!
    They look alike, dont they?
    Amazing photos you took with your sweetheart!
    Cheers to Spring!!!
    Márcia

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  14. What glorious almond trees! The blossoms looks like those of a cherry tree. But come to think of the blooming time earlier than cherry blossoms, they would play a role like our ume (Japanese apricot) blossoms to brighten up the landscape first from the pale wintry scenery. Without the architectures in the backdrop, it would be no wonder for me to think some of them were shot in Japan, for they are interestingly different but comfortingly similar.

    I had one-month break from blogging since that heavy snowfall in Nara, while you were active in blogging. I think I know how you were restless in response to the unusual early arrival of spring. Have fun!

    Yoko

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  15. OMG! It's REALLY happening over there! :)
    I must say you're trying to kill me with jealousy ;) We are nowhere near those pink favorites of mine... they sure are beautiful!
    Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful flowers at Floral Love :)

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  16. Stunning photos of these gorgeous blossoms! Enjoy your weekend.

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  17. Your pictures are adorable - especially the close-ups ... enjoy the spring and all the beauty around you!

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  18. Very Nice, looks like a beautiful spring
    Lovely pink color ;)

    http://gunssidetest.blogspot.no/2014/03/varstemning.html

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  19. These are soooooo beautiful! This is what I wanted to see in Japan - but I was too early. Thanks so much for visiting my blog so that I could find all of your beautiful photos!

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  20. Ein Hauch Frühling an einem grauen Tag (hier heute um mich herum) - nein, so weit ist es im rauhen Harz noch nicht. Aber ein Vorgeschmack tut gut, danke :-)

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  21. Oh, how beautiful! We still have snow on the ground where I live, so I love to see flowers. Can't wait for spring to get here.

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  22. Wow, your captures are gorgeous, and the first one is my favorite because of the background!

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