{floral friday}

{floral friday #57}

Happy {floral friday}!

This week's flower shots were taken by my wonderful mom. I'm so happy she helps me out with floral photos, whenever I don't get around to go flower hunting. I hope you'll enjoy these beautiful almond blossom as much as I do! ;)

A few facts about almond blossoms:

  • The flowers range from white to pink, have five petals and often resemble small roses. {source}
  • The almond tree belongs to the rose family, Rosaceae, and is a cousin to other important fruit crops like apricots, cherries, peaches and nectarines that all belong to the botanical genus Prunus. {source}

I'm partying here! ♥

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31 Comments

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    katie
    Friday May 11th, 2012 at 04:05 PM

    Gorgeous!!!! I love the dark pink on the outside and when it blossoms its a light pink on the inside!

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    Pm
    Friday May 11th, 2012 at 05:08 PM

    So beautiful! I love taking pictures of flowers also. Your mom takes lovely photos!

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    Robin @ Bird On A Cake
    Friday May 11th, 2012 at 06:00 PM

    Beautiful! The second photo is my favorite. :0)

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    Nana Diana
    Friday May 11th, 2012 at 08:47 PM

    Gorgeous photos here, Vanessa. We don’t have almond blossoms here at ll! xo Diana

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    Veronica
    Friday May 11th, 2012 at 09:23 PM

    They are my favorite!

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    Elisabeth Andree
    Saturday May 12th, 2012 at 03:44 PM

    Oh, I really love these pictures. You and your mom should start a phothography something together. Lovely flowers on stylish pictures, almost everybody like to look at them!

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    Gwen
    Saturday May 12th, 2012 at 11:08 PM

    I never knew almond blossom were so beautiful. No wonder almonds are so delicious…they come from such divine flowers!

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      Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}
      Sunday May 13th, 2012 at 09:59 PM

      Hmm.. I know! I see some homemade roasted almonds in the near future, hehe!
      Happy Mother’s Day, Gwen! I hope you’re having a fantastic day with your loved ones!
      Hugs to you! Vanessa

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    Beth @ B-attitude
    Sunday May 13th, 2012 at 05:37 AM

    Beautiful shots. Thanks to both you and your mom for sharing them. I’m now following you on Facebook. :)

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    Tina´s PicStory
    Sunday May 13th, 2012 at 09:03 AM

    so lovely :) thanks for joining weekend flowers!

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    Heather
    Monday May 14th, 2012 at 06:59 AM

    Such a pretty and delicate looking flower. :)
    Thanks for sharing at our Sunday Round Up! Can’t wait to see what you have for us next weekend. Have a GREAT week!
    xoxo
    Heather

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    Rose
    Monday May 14th, 2012 at 06:36 PM

    Beautiful Pictures! you are a great photographer. Thanks for sharing this @ The Sunday Round Up.
    Hope to see you again next week.
    Rose
    http://www.arosiesweethome.com/

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    Jody
    Tuesday May 15th, 2012 at 01:16 AM

    Beautiful Photos! Thanks for sharing on Simple & Sweet Fridays…

    Jody

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    Jill
    Tuesday May 15th, 2012 at 01:26 PM

    Oh my goodness! Looking at those photos – I can almost smell them jumping out of the screen!!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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    Mindie
    Wednesday May 16th, 2012 at 04:54 PM

    Let your mum know I am featuring her photography at Bacon Time on Thursday :)

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    Melissa @ Loving this {crazy} life!
    Thursday May 17th, 2012 at 05:36 PM

    Thanks for linking up to our party! I always look forward to what flower you’ve chosen for the week!

    XO, Melissa

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    {Adventuresindinner}
    Thursday May 17th, 2012 at 06:20 PM

    Just stunning! Thanks so much for sharing at our Pin’inspiration party (and your gorgeous tape too). I’ve finally gotten my new blogroll working and won’t miss a single one of your posts now C:

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      Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}
      Saturday May 19th, 2012 at 12:27 AM

      Thank you so much, Jane! :) I’m so happy to be on your blog roll! Love the new look, btw!
      I hope you’ll have a wonderful weekend!
      xoxo! Vanessa

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    Nicole@Classic-Hymns.com
    Friday May 18th, 2012 at 11:42 AM

    Those are gorgeous photos!

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    Amie @ Pinkapotamus
    Sunday May 20th, 2012 at 01:49 PM

    Your floral photography is gorgeous as always! Thanks for a little beautification to my blog and for sharing with the Pink Hippo.. can’t wait to see what you share next!
    xoxo
    Amie @ Pinkapotamus

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      Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}
      Sunday May 20th, 2012 at 10:29 PM

      Amie, thank you SO much for your sweet comments on my link ups! I really appreciate it! :)
      I hope you’ll have a wonderful week!
      xoxo! Vanessa

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