Sunday, June 7, 2009

Straight Out of the Camera Sunday



Murrieta 365 hosts a SOOC Sunday where we put up photos that do not require tweaking or enhancing, etc., and has to be taken by us personally.

I took this photo of a maturing pomegranate while attending a monthly meeting of our Women of Dripping Springs Club held at Harrison Ranch Park. I did not realize pomegranates grew in our limestone soil or could make it through the winters. I've been trying to find a nursery in the area that carries the edible variety and/or has it in stock. So far no luck, but will have pomegranate trees in my yard within the next 12 months.

The day was magnificent for a picnic and the lighting perfect for photos straight out of the camera.


Some of us wanted the sun.


Others sought the shade.



Until next time, God bless.

10 comments:

Ria said...

oh, thats a cool fruit :-) mine's up here

Karen M said...

Love that pomegranate picture!

mamapippas said...

I would choose the shadow too ...
Great photo of a pomegranate !

Lynn said...

Mamapippas, I, too, looked for shade and found a tiny spot under a small tree. :D

chicamom85 said...

beautiful pictures and I learned something about pomagranates.

Thanks Anne

Lynn said...

Anne, if you haven't seen this entry concerning more of the pomegranates, here is a link:

http://musingsfromthehill.blogspot.com/2009/05/women-of-dripping-springs.html

I should have checked it myself because I forgot that I had used the mature fruit photo -- knew I had used the pomegranate flower photo. Anyway, there are a few more pictures of the pomegranate trees, etc.

In doing some research on the pomegranate and calling around to nurseries, I found out that the varieties are broken into two categories: ornamental and edible.
Thought I'd pass along that tidbit in case you did not know...I didn't until a couple of weeks ago.

Jeanne said...

Beautiful! I don't think I've ever seen a pomegranate before it was picked. Mine's up here http://jeanne-project365-2009.blogspot.com/2009/06/june-7th-straight-out-of-camera.html

SquirrelQueen said...

I don't think I've ever seen one either until after it was picked. Very pretty plant.
What a great day to be outside, everyone looks like they were enjoying themselves.

Jeanne said...

Thanks for your comment Lynn. To answer your question, it's an optical illusion. I knelt down on the floor and took the shot from a low vantage point. I thought it looked pretty neat myself. hehe

astrogalaxy said...

My grandma used to have this plant when I was a kid. As I'm very naughty, I would often pluck it before it's even ripe!