4.11.2010

oranges

Our cottage is across the street from a 39 acre citrus and botanical garden known as Prospect Park.

The aroma from the orange blossoms is very intense this time of year.



When I open the front door the whole house is infused with this heavenly scent.


You can see our cottage peeking through the groves.

21 comments:

  1. It must be intoxicating to have all that sweet scent wafting your way. Is Prospect Park open to the public or is it a private estate?
    Do you pick the oranges?

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  2. Hello my dearest Janet!!!! I haven´t missed any of your posts and always have enjoyed so much what you have to show to us... sorry for not leaving you a message but, you know, I hope you understand that I wasn´t in the blogging mood... but time heals everything and from tomorrow I will be posting again, for which I´m happy. Yesterday, when I red your message that you were missing my flowers I thought that I did too so I went out to cut some of the last flowers from the seasson and made some shots... please come to see them when they are ready because this post will be dedicated to you, you made me move again!!! Thank you!!!!!
    Many hugs to you,
    María Cecilia

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  3. Hi Janet - What incredible surroundings where you live! How nice to have the fragrance of orange blossoms all around you at this time of year. It sounds magical!
    Deborah

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  4. Hi Janet, There's nothing like a sprawling orange grove to make my heart go pitter pat. I remember driving through orange groves on one of my road trips with my Mom. Your home looks like a fairy tale cottage that one happens across after exploring a secret garden. So beautiful. Trina

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  5. Hostess ~ It is a public park and one day when I have a better camera I will take pictures of the amazing place. YES, I pick the oranges, that probably is no surprise to you!

    Maria Cecilia ~ OMG, so happy to hear from you, I've been worried sick. So glad your life is returning after the devastating earthquake. Can't wait to see what is going on at your beautiful home & garden.

    Deborah ~ Thank you, sometimes I really do have to pinch myself, it's really pretty.

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  6. Know that smell well Janet!!! too yummy to describe I think. How lucky you are to enjoy the citrus without the work.

    xo

    kelley

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  7. i love orange trees for their beautiful blossoms and tasty fruit ;)
    lovely pictures!

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  8. OH how beautiful! Orange blossoms wafting in your door?! OH my! I can hardly imagine the joy that would bring!

    It is so nice to find you! :)

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  9. Janet, that is divine. Can't stop thinking about the Grapes of Wrath, you know by Steinbeck, where those poor sharecroppers left their dustbowls in search of a better life in California and streets paved with orange trees...they needed to find your house.

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  10. I love your cottage and I can't imagine a more lovely scent than orange blossoms!

    xo
    Claudia

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  11. What a perfect location for your adorable little cottage! Im smelling those sweet oranges right now...no thats the bread baking at Panera. This has been my blogging spot on Monday mornings since the little one started pre-school. Lovely!

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  12. I wish I could smell them. It would remind me of visiting my grandmother in Florida. I LOVE the little half round window on your cottage, too!

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  13. The only way I'm going to get the scent of orange blossoms here is to get one of those scented candles. Citrus is way out of my league/zone. The only thing I'll get a snootful of right now out my front door is dust: it's been really windy the last couple of days. On the plus side, the warm wind is starting to melt the snow, hurrah!

    Christine in Alaska

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  14. Living next to an orange farm sounds so dreamy...lucky you! I love the smell of orange blossoms.
    -marie

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  15. Oh Janet-this looks like something straight out of a fairy tale! Your cottage is gorgeous hidden behind all those beautiful orange trees...I ADORE the color of your home! LOVE.
    You must feel like you're living in a dream with all those lovely trees and flowers surrounding you!
    To answer your question-my house is a 2 1/2 story with 4 bedrooms. It's two full stories and a finished attic and looks huge from the outside but inside it is much smaller. There are no hallways just lots of doorways and arches into rooms. It really lives small-the rooms are actually decent sizes but there's no halls to seperate the spaces. There's lots of charm though! :)
    Sarah

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  16. oh, i love your cottage! thanks for stopping by, janet. yes, i plant my own flower beds, but i can't take credit for the rocks, the landscaper designed my front yard and i am just adding the icing to the cake...it can be a lot of work, but enjoyable...right? take care...maryann

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  17. What heaven - it must be delightful and what gorgeous photographs too...! x

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  18. María Cecilia, our dear friend, has dedicated a post on her blog and I'm really happy to share it with you. Kisses, Ana

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  19. Hello Janet..what a wonderful blog you have!!! i follow you now!! maybe you come to see my blog.and maybe.......you will follow me too............i come bach soon have a nice sunny day hugs from Ria

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  20. sounds heavenly! wish i could smell through the computer screen. haha.

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