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Give a fig

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Oh yeah… when mother nature puts on a show! Of course I tweaked the contrast and upped the saturation to to really bring out the glorious detail of this fig in bloom… I have never seen such a gorgeous specimen! And it’s growing on the fig tree in my daughter’s garden… Just splendid!


Written by Titirangi Storyteller

09/12/2011 at 10:36 pm

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  1. Wow! Looks more like something you’d find swimming in a Caribbean sea than growing in a garden!



    10/12/2011 at 1:25 am

    • Imagine a tree covered with them! Strangely, my daughter has never even once given me one of the figs. She loves them so much she eats them all… sigh… and she is very tiny…


  2. That is exquisite, Titi! What a great photo – such clarity. I love figs, too, especially picked fresh from our trees. Even though I have a sweet tooth, these figs can almost be too sweet!

    One of our caterers likes to dip them in chocolate. I don’t like the combo of fruit and chocolate, but many people rave about his figs.



    10/12/2011 at 8:49 am

    • Figs grow in Canada? I never would have guessed. I always thought they needed a Mediterranean climate. Figs and dates were the impetus behind the invention of candy… well them and honey… I have a fondness for all three. And I have to say that pretty much anything that is not distinctly savoury – can probably be dipped in chocolate for my enjoyment… yeah, chocolate covered celery – why not? Chocolate dipped cucumber spears? Not sure about pea and corn chocolate crunch, that I have enjoyed chocolate covered ants…


      • Where I live in Canada – and we keep it a secret – it is called the Mediterranean of Canada.

        B.C., especially in the Coastal areas, is like NZ. We have fruit trees, mountains, oceans, desert-like areas, hot springs, lava beds… When I was planning to visit NZ, a transplanted Kiwi said, “Why go there…it’s just like here!”

        My island home has lots of different fruit trees. A man has even brought in a palm tree that loves it here. Oh, and banana trees.



        11/12/2011 at 1:09 pm

  3. Wow. That is one beautiful bloom. My mother’s neighbor used to have a fig tree, but I have no memory of such blooms. Perhaps it’s your climate and your type of fig. Lovely.



    11/12/2011 at 8:26 am

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