Shade and Marmalade

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Some 14,000 orange trees decorate the streets of Seville. The bitter oranges aren’t very good for eating, but because of their high content of pectin, they do make great orange marmalade. More important, orange trees provide shade from the fierce Andalusian sun, and in the springtime, when they bloom, the heady perfume of orange blossoms fills the air. Photo ©Mike Randolph. 

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10 Responses to Shade and Marmalade

  1. Aficionado July 16, 2012 at 15:22 #

    Sevilla is my favourite place in Spain. Make that planet Earth. Nice shot.

    • Mike Randolph July 17, 2012 at 13:45 #

      I would have to agree there. Thanks.

  2. BethM July 16, 2012 at 15:54 #

    Exactly what I picture when I daydream about the charms of a quiet life in Southern Spain. Beautiful photo!

    • Mike Randolph July 17, 2012 at 13:46 #

      Thanks BethM. It actually is everything it’s cracked up to be…

  3. Bev R July 16, 2012 at 18:45 #

    My favourite morning walk in the Spring almost anywhere in Andalucía, but especially in Seville and Jerez was through the orange tree lined street to breath in the wonderful scent of the orange blossoms! It gave my spirits an indescribable lift…

    • Mike Randolph July 17, 2012 at 13:46 #

      I know what you mean. It has to smelled to be believed.

  4. mouchacha July 17, 2012 at 13:35 #

    yes, total daydream fairytale image. I would love to see a photo book from you of fairytales from spain, where the reader imagines the story around each of your photos. This tree sets my mind on fire with possibilities.

    • Mike Randolph July 17, 2012 at 13:47 #

      Thanks mouchacha. That’s a great idea, I might have to give it a go!


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