orange blossom special

orange blossom special ~d nelson

gentle breeze freshly
awakens my face.

lovemaking orange blossom ~d nelson

fruity, floral scent,
intoxicating.

most delicate bud
sparkles in shade & sunshine.

miracle revealed
by buzzing sounds.

there aren’t adequate
words to describe
tastes I’m savoring
so that you, too
experience this
divine flavor.

with senses
heightened,
can i pour
you some?

β€œFor things to reveal themselves to us,
we need to be ready to abandon
our views about them.”
~Thich Nhat Hanh

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61 thoughts on “orange blossom special

  1. Sue Dreamwalker

    Dear David I can almost smell the delightful blossom over the airwaves.. And nothing beats the taste of fresh orange juice.. Wonderful pictures.
    Wishing you a Peaceful Weekend as Spring adds her delight. πŸ™‚

    Reply
    1. smilecalm Post author

      i’m happy you can smell
      & taste the orange delights
      over the airwaves, Sue!
      such a marvelous gift you have!
      and here’s a song
      to accompany sweet partaking πŸ™‚

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  2. AmyRose🌹

    I can just about smell those orange blossoms through your words, David. Beautiful beautiful pictures which I so totally enjoyed! And we have something in common… We both drink the same orange juice! How about that! Have a wonderful day today! πŸ’

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  3. litebeing

    β€œFor things to reveal themselves to us,
    we need to be ready to abandon
    our views about them.”
    ~Thich Nhat Hanh

    What a lovely quote to accompany the delicious photos!

    Thanks for your inspiration David, just when many of us need it most.

    blessings, Linda

    Reply
    1. smilecalm Post author

      thank you, dear lightbeing
      for your kind supportive words!
      in these most challenging times
      these positive reflections
      are as much for me
      as all others πŸ™‚

      Reply
  4. Carol A. Hand

    Such lovely blossoms, David, and beautiful reflections. I have never seen orange blossoms up close and found the tiny orange-shaped tips of the pistils fascinating. πŸ™‚

    Reply
    1. smilecalm Post author

      it’s quite an enjoyable experience, Carol!
      so fragrant and yes, orange
      blossoms seem to teasingly
      reveal what’s to come,
      all right out my back door.
      sending you a smile πŸ™‚

      Reply
    1. smilecalm Post author

      they’re quite beautiful, up close, susan!
      sturdy, yes,
      actually their stocks are, at the ends, quite sharp
      and protective from intruders.
      best be cautious when close!
      wishing you a happy day
      with nice smells & tastes πŸ™‚

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  5. Jet Eliot

    A delicious and sensual visit to the orange, David, thanks so much. I appreciate the quote, one of my favorites of Thich Nhat Hanh reminding me to be present and fluid at all times. So very pleasing here today, my friend–

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  6. JC

    The bee has a pair of happy eyes as he has his full of the nectar. I chanced to see him smiling even.

    A good glass of orange juice is always welcomed or do as when I was younger, right off the tree, cut a hole at the end and drink… jc

    Reply
    1. smilecalm Post author

      i’ll go out & look
      if bee family
      is still smiling!
      wow, that’s something
      having juice so fresh
      it doesn’t know
      it left the fruit πŸ™‚

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  7. Dennis the Vizsla

    hello smilecalm its dennis the vizsla dog hay orandj blossoms!!! we has got those arownd heer they smel verry nice and dada sez they mayk gud hunny too!!! i am not shoor how orandj blossoms git ternd into hunny maybe in the blender??? ok bye

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  8. Annika Perry

    A beautiful celebratory post of the humble orange … the photos tantalising and the final glass sparkling with freshness. My day starts with a glass of orange juice and it’s like a kick awake to my sleepy brain … lovely! Another great quote from the master … how often we allow our preconceptions to mar a new experience. Finally, I love the song you attached to Sue’s comment; I’ve never heard it but is does zings along and is full of fun! πŸ˜€

    Reply
    1. smilecalm Post author

      thank you for sharing your delightful
      daily dose of orange juice, dear Annika!
      everytime it can be a whole new discovery.
      that old fiddle tune inspired the post’s name,
      it does zip along πŸ™‚

      Reply
  9. JoAnna

    You have clarified how precious this gift is. Next time I eat an orange or drink orange juice, I’m going to take my time and cherish the smell and taste. The blossoms remind me of the honeysuckle growing on my fence. I will greet them tomorrow with new appreciation.

    Reply

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