Clementines or satsumas.

At this time of year the shops are full to the brim with wonderful clementines and satsumas. My mother always used to put one at the bottom of our stockings on Christmas Day. The smell of the peeled fruit always reminds me of Christmas.

30 comments:

  1. A stunning photo Justine. They remind me so much of Christmas, my mother did the same. As we got older we used to love the chocolate orange segments!

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  2. wow, wonderful! I love the smell of citrus at Christmas. your photo, I can almost smell those clementines :)

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  3. What a great close-up. I hate all the 'hairy' threads on these, we call them Mandarines, are they the same as Clementines ? any way I have to peel all the threads off before I eat them. Ha, I had a laugh when you said you were watching Master Chef, I was totally addicted (as was pretty much most of Australia ). You wait till to see Junior Master Chef, the children are amazing. You would'nt believe it, we are having FLOODS at the moment, South Aus. Victoria and New South Wales....... Poor farmers can,t take a trick, they have a fantastic season, best for years then just before harvest, it pours and pours,and wipes out millions of dollars worth of grain crops. Very tough life farming. Glad my music warmed you up.

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  4. One of my favorite things about this time of year! Lovely photo :)

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  5. me too....
    what a great memory.

    thanks for reminding me of these wonderful moments.

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  6. What a wonderful thing to remember. I love the smell of them too (you're inspiring me to go get a box at the nearby shop!) and your capture is, as ever, just lovely :)

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  7. Lovely photograph. You really can see all the detail of the segments which are so fascinating. I hope you didn't get your shutter button all sticky :-)

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  8. Yum -- my favorite winter fruit! you've captured that orangery beauty.

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  9. Great shot. My hubby just pick up a bag of these little cuties... Hugs, Linda

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  10. I remember getting these in my Christmas stocking too Justine! There is a brand name on the ones we buy here "cuties" I like that name for them.

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  11. Lovely! My daughter asked me yesterday when she could have one in her lunchbox again..I told her she'd have to wait until winter time..! Isn't it great that winter has wonderful fruit like this to brighten the cold days? Keep warm xo

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  12. My mother did the same thing!!! Only we called them tangerines...And my grandmother brought us the chocolate oranges like Simone's!!!

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  13. Justine, lovely image! I used to get one in my stocking too!

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  14. My mom still puts oranges at the bottom of stockings for us - just wouldn't be Christmas without it.

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  15. Great shot! My mom always put an orange and an apple at the bottom of our stocking. I thought it was just my family!

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  16. We got them in our stockings too, Justine. Great shot!

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  17. I have never tried them though we have them in our stores. Now I think I will. Lovely shot!

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  18. love clementines,but am i the only one who never heard of satsumas?

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  19. these are absolutely my most favorite citrus fruit. i look forward to them all year!

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  20. I love your photo of the clementine. I can almost smell the beautiful citrus aroma, mmmh yummy!

    My Mom always put an orange in the end of our stocking as well. What a wonderful childhood memory.

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  21. I love clementines. They are in every christmas stocking at our house!!

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  22. What a lovely and creative image. I love your composition and DOF. Makes me hungry for one right now!

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  23. Beautiful photo! We always got oranges, apples, and mixed nuts still in shells in our stockings. Oh, and batteries. My son gets the same :-)

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  24. Such a great idea, Justine! I never thought of taking a photo of my clementines - they are eaten before I even think about a photo ;-) This capture is brilliant and I really got the smell in my nose while reading your post!

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