Ayie
I take advantage of the sunny days here and usually goes for an afternoon walk to relax a bit after a long day's work. That gives me an opportunity to snap some photos in the neighborhood. I love carrying the camera with me despite its bulk, it's worth the effort because I get good lighting and bright colors when the sun's shining graciously. What I love in our area are all the lovely trees around. So many fruit bearing trees all over like lemon, lime, orange, apricot, apple, cherry and others.



Walking along the perpendicular street of our block, I came across these tempting oranges. How come? The photo isn't tricking your eyes, the tree is really that short. Tempting isn't it? Here you'll get to see trees full of fruits and yet none of the homeowners get it. All fruits are just there, some which fell are all over the lawn. There are times that I wish to pick the fruits and bring it home but I might be charged of trespassing. No way! I'll just buy in the farmer's market or grocery than be charged of such mischief. You'll rarely see people around to ask for permission so that most that you can do is just admire those tempting fruits.



This one is not from the same orange tree. I took this walking along going to my husband's office. Sometimes I get carried away walking alone searching for photo subjects and wander off too far to the extent of 3-4miles. Do you usually take a leisurely walk that far too?

This one on the other hand is a full grown tall orange tree. Whenever I pass by that street I always gaze up to that tree even when I'm driving around. Perhaps the view of the fresh fruits with bright colors hanging on the tree simply catches my sight.



I get to explore and encounter a lot of things outside during my walk, nothing too bizarre but more of simple things that draw me closer to nature. It's so nice living in a city and yet it feels homey. By the way, we all know that eating fruits is good for the body for it's health benefits. It will be good to include it as part of our diet. Here's more about oranges for your extra reading.
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42 Responses
  1. lina Says:

    The oranges sure look tempting. And so many of them in the trees.

    I don't think I ask for permission to get/buy the oranges, but I remember when I lived in a village, fruit tree owners would sometimes offer the surplus fruits to neighbors and strangers who happen to pass by too!


  2. wowwwwwwwwwwwwwww This background is adorable!
    I loved your changes!
    Congratulations!
    Léia


  3. ladyviral Says:

    oooh.. those oranges looks juicy!



  4. levian Says:

    the oranges sure looks tempting!
    now i can fully understand
    why you don't mind bring the camera along.
    it is worst to miss out these cool shots! :D


  5. i can almost smell all the oranges. Your pictures evoke some wonderful memories i had in melbourne many years ago. there was one commercial orchard that houses the largest collection of apple trees and lemon trees.


  6. Ayie Says:

    Lina, it's really tempting whenever I see those oranges. Sometimes I'm wishing that I get to see the owner to ask permission but no luck.

    It's nice that they surplus or give people the fruits. We do that too since we have star apple tree there in the Philippines. We give the fruits to our neighbors and friends.


  7. Ayie Says:

    Leia, thanks!

    We finally had the chance to work on some changes.


  8. Ayie Says:

    Hi Ladyviral, thanks for the visit! Hope to see you again here. Btw, I'll hop to your blog again later. I love your foods there. =D

    Fresh fruits are always the juciest!


  9. Ayie Says:

    Hi Mariuca!! Thanks for dropping by. =)


  10. Ayie Says:

    Levian, it would be a big disappointment when you see something out there and you're unprepared to capture that right?


  11. Jifdc Says:

    Fruit bearing trees are a blessing. Imagine if all trees had fruit!? woooo yeah!


  12. Ayie Says:

    Ramblings, so this post made you reminisce. =D

    The smell of the fresh fruits of that orchard must be really inviting. I am waiting for the apple tree here to bear fruits. Have you seen the apple blossoms? They are so pretty!


  13. Ayie Says:

    jifdc, finally! That would be great if all trees will bear fruits. Cherries are in bloom now, I see fruits from the neighbor's. I hope i can get some when it ripens! hehehe


  14. ladyviral Says:

    Thanks for dropping by my blog! And thank you for loving the food I posted up ^_^V. I don't blog much though only when I have food I guess :P. Thank you again~

    And yes they are the juiciest! <3


  15. Bengbeng Says:

    the oranges look like they r there for passers by to take and eat :) . so tempting


  16. i guess i was lucky enough to witness the apple and lemon trees in full bloom. they are a beautiful sight. cheers:)


  17. foongpc Says:

    If I were you, I will pluck those oranges and take them home! haha!

    Wow! Walk 3-4 miles just to shoot some pictures? You must have such passion for taking photos! : )


  18. Ayie Says:

    Ladyviral, thanks for being here as well. I'm glad to have you here. You're very much welcome and feel free to explore all the blogs.


  19. Ayie Says:

    Bengbeng, that's exactly how I feel whenever I see those luscious fruits hanging on the trees. Would you dare pick some on your way?


  20. Ayie Says:

    Ramblings, it's such a beautiful sight seeing colorful fruits. I can't go wrong with what you said. Have a good weekend!


  21. Ayie Says:

    Foong, sometimes I get carried away walking because there are nearby malls too and groceries. Not really near if you walk...hehe but I get to stop by and have some AC or heater window shop or buy something.

    I have so much passion with photography, I will take pictures of anything with any camera I have even just my cp.

    About the fruits, I won't dare get some unless I see someone to ask permission. Will you?


  22. Carver Says:

    Those are wonderful shots of the fruit trees. What a treat to be able to grow oranges. It gets too cold where I live for that.


  23. Ayie Says:

    Hi Carver! There are oranges, lemons and other fruit trees all over the area. It's nice to walk around looking at the fruits.


  24. The tree laden with oranges is a pretty sight! I wish I can grow oranges and cherries in a tropical country.


  25. Bengbeng Says:

    No, I wouldn't dare hahahahaha


  26. foongpc Says:

    If the tree is here in Malaysia, the fruits will be gone in no time! Left only the leaves and branches. LOL!! : )


  27. betchai Says:

    oh, i love your pictures, especially the oranges in the 2nd picture. we do have two lime trees here that we can not consume all, how i wish some of them are oranges and lemon instead :) hehehe. yes, the fruit season is rally coming, i see our neighbors peaches in full power right now. seeing some cherries too. sometimes, when we go to the countryside, we pass by orange farms and there are so many oranges on the ground, wish i can go to the farm and pick up those that had fallen on the ground. instead, i buy oranges at the farm store nearby, which is like $3.00 a very very big bag, maybe less than 15 cents a pound. but what i love most are the avocados on sale in the store near farms, since the avocados are really expensive in the supermarket, i would buy several bags of avocado, and have avocado shake, avocado ice cream, guacamole, avocado salad, whatever avocado :)


  28. Willie Says:

    Orange? Nice shots. But then, unfortunately i don't really eat orange. The only fruit that i love to eat is the watermelon. Hehe


  29. levian Says:

    definitely!
    i hate it when i didn't have may mobile phone with me when i saw something interesting.
    it is the only camera i rely on. :)


  30. Ayie Says:

    Hi ECL, yes it's such a pretty sight. I miss tropical fruits though. Those are way too expensive here like avocado, 1-$1 or 1-$1.50 =(


  31. Ayie Says:

    Bengbeng, Then I thought you would since you seem pretty much tempted! haha


  32. Ayie Says:

    Foong, my husband laughed when he saw your comment! He imagined the tree almost bald with just a few leaves. =D


  33. Ayie Says:

    Betchai, thanks for the compliments. I'm enjoying this fruit season, I see fruits everywhere. I don't know how a peach tree looks, I'll search for that later. You're still lucky to get those oranges for $3 because the cheapest I got was $6 for 10lbs. in sunday farmers market here. I love avocados esp guacamole, I use it for many dishes but it's so expensive. I miss buying it per kilo in our homeland and still so affordable. =(


  34. Ayie Says:

    Hi Willie, thanks for the visit. =)

    I was never so fond of oranges before because I came from the tropics and oranges have limited variety there but here there's different kinds. The farmers market provide samples so I was able to select the juciest and sweetest of all! =D


  35. Ayie Says:

    Levian, the cp is really handy when it comes to pictures taking everywhere. Sometimes I feel too lazy to bring the camera so I make use of my cell.


  36. betchai Says:

    HI Ayie, if we are only neighbors, I can send you a bag of avocado whenever we see some avocados on sale from farm trucks, they usually park on highway going to mountains, so, when we go hiking up the countryside/mountains, my bonus are the cheap bag of avocados. yes, avocados are very cheap in our country, yet it is so expensive here.


  37. levian Says:

    yup, it is the easiest accessed camera.
    i usually have my priority set on the camera
    while choosing for a new mobile phone. :p


  38. Ayie Says:

    I think Asian countries are more advanced with the mobile phones because the models I'm looking for here are not even available. The smart phones are great but still it doesn't have my specifics. I'm after a 3g voice call capable cp so I can see my fam when I call them. But camera is one important factor for me too. =D


  39. Ayie Says:

    I'll make sure to see you in San Diego Betchai! We're on the same land but we're too far from each other! *lol* how long is the drive going there from san jose area?

    Thanks for the thought, if that's so I can make sisig for you! haha


  40. levian Says:

    it is?
    n i was even complaining about unable to find any suitable models for myself. :p
    i have yet explore the 3g feature,
    since the company i am currently subscribe to doesn't have the service
    installed n ready for us.
    have yet to wait to explore that fancy feature. :D


  41. Ayie Says:

    I have just a very basic cp right now, I'll just have the upgrade for line later on. STill waiting for a unit I like too.


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