23.3.09

bitter oranges

There are a lot of bitter-orange-trees in Athens.
I still can not get enough of them!
I like them in blossom in the spring-odoring our night walks,
and the whole year round-like orange decorated christmas trees everywhere in the city!

5 comments:

nori said...

We have same trees in islands but not in the city.
House...a thin sade of orange and short orange tree...
Nice and fine town!

Vogon Poet said...

I have seen lot of these in Pisa, and remember distinctively the scent in spring.

lemon said...

Can you, please, nori and vogon poet, (and anybody else,) tell me how they are called in your country?
They are not, oranges, not lemons, not tangerines, not kumqat.
Maybe they are the citrus.
Another word I found for them, but not commonly used (I think) is bigarade.
:)

nori said...

"Mikan" is most popular in japan.
But it's difficult to explain you by my poor English.
So I sent a picture!
^^v

lemon said...

Thank you Nori!

Athens, the capital of Greece, with more than 3.000.000 people....
It's not just ancient ruins and pollution.
Its' also the suburbs, everyday people, gardens, bitter orange trees.

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