Wednesday, October 7, 2009

PICTURE THIS PHOTO CONTEST "ABUNDANT HARVEST"

My entry for the October, Picture this Photo Contest "Abundant Harvest" at Gardening Gone Wild.

There was no question about the best harvest in my garden this year. The mild spring resulted in our most successful pomegranate harvest since the tree began bearing five years ago. We estimate at least 300 and possibly more of these luscious ruby red fruit. No wonder this fruit is so revered by the Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cultures.

18 comments:

  1. That is a wonderful photo and the pomegranates make me want to dive right in the picture. I think I need a pomegranate tree! :)

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  2. that's a great picture! it certainly yells, "ABUNDANT HARVEST"! good luck on your entry!

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  3. Great photo! Those pomegranates look delicious.

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  4. Now that's a LOT of pomegranates. The photo is great. Best of luck!

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  5. That's a great photo. Good luck with the contest.

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  6. What a lovely shot. I love the way the background brings out the wonderfully rosy poms. I just want to dive into one of them and swim around. Again, sure glad I'm not judging. Holt has his work cut out for him.

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  7. Simply gorgeous! Made my mouth water, too. After seeing your and Texas Deb's entries, I'm doubting if I should even try to enter this one. Good luck!

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  8. Wow! I've never seen such a sight. Enjoy!

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  9. Yummm...I want to grow pomegranates, too! Delicious photo.

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  10. Hi RR.
    Great mouth puckering photo for the competition. When we were kids we used to use sewing needles to pick the individual fruit seeds away from the sour tasting membrane. My sister and I used to take great delight picking at this fruit for ages while we watched old Norman Wisdom movies, savoring the small edible rubies. It is funny how memories can be associated to certain foods / fruit.

    Good luck with your bounty in the contest RR.
    ESP.

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  11. Amy- It will soon be time for planting bare roots. Now just remember it is a lot of work getting those seeds out!
    Joseph- Thanks Joseph. stains the fingers too! and everything else.
    Sweet Bay- This year they are the sweetest.
    Pam- Sure s Pam. More to do. Thanks for the good wishes.
    Linda- I just couldn't resist the comp. this month.
    Texas Deb- There are always lots of good photos in this competition.
    Iris- Go on have a go!
    Ruth-This really is quite sight and it's still waiting for me on the kitchen counter!
    T Opdyke- Not sure how they would work out in the north.
    ESP- I used to do the pin thing too. Now I can open them and get to those seeds a lot faster. Can you believe we had such an exotic fruit. Just like the cocoanut it was a real treat. They are really yummy.

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  12. You certainly do have an abundant harvest. Hope your picture wins!

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  13. What a wonderful shot!
    Best of luck with the competition,

    RO :o)

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  14. Linda- I may never have a harvest like this again.
    Rothschild Orchid- Thanks for stopping by- we have been pressing pomegranates all week. The juice is the sweetest I have ever had.

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  15. Hooray for Bloom Day! I always find a new garden to admire. Yours is spectacular! (I added you to my "blogs I follow" list. Hope you get some hits from it!)

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  16. they look like rubies..beautiful picture..I love the color

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  17. Congrats on the Silver Jen. Loved this photo and see why the judge did too (also love the symbolism...). Yay for Austin bloggers. Represent!

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  18. Hi Texas Deb-I came in from working outside this morning and saw your post! I had no idea that the results were up. So thanks for getting the message to me. I am so thrilled. Not only were my poms.wonderful but they also won a prize.

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