Sunday, 15 January 2012

Fruit and Blossom

I love the time of year when trees are full of blossom and these two stamps show both the blossom and then natures annual magic of the fruit.  I only have the cherry and apricot of this 1969 set and like to imagination picking these fruits off the trees in the warmth of the southern Mediterranean. I'd have to be good with my timing for the apricot has a very short season.   Albania just creeps into the top thirty cherry producers of the world but the country has great plans to increase all fruit production. The other stamps in the set (which I don't have) are plum, lemon, apple and pomegranate.  

An entry to Viridian Postcard's Sunday Stamps. This week's theme, the raw materials of Food

9 comments:

viridian said...

These are stamps from Albania? I never would have known. Thanks for participating.

VioletSky said...

I have never seen an apricot blossom before. It looks not unlike a cherry or apple blossom.
And I was wondering about the Sqiperia - I've never seen that name before either.

Bob Scotney said...

I'll join the others, Sqiperia is new to me as well. Two nice stamps withfruit I recognise.

Debs said...

gorgeous stamps...this post makes one long for spring!

Postcardy said...

I wonder how Albania became Shqiperia (or vice versa).

Lisa B said...

The name was new to me too, pretty stamps.

Joy said...

In answer to the name comments, it is unusual isn't it. The country commonly known as Albania in English uses its own language for its country name of Shqipëria which means "Land of the Eagles", doesn't that sound much more romantic.

Sheila @ A Postcard a Day said...

I didn't know Albania was such a great fruit producer - nor that they call themselves Shqipëria. There's always somethignto learn.

Sheila @ A Postcard a Day said...

Including spelling "something". :)