Sunday, January 12, 2014

I HEART MACRO

I am linking with Laura's 'i Heart Macro' today, link below the photos.  


A couple of days ago on one of our rainy days, we decided to take my in-law's to the United States Botanic Garden in Washington DC. Link here.  I have other photos to share but today my photos are of the coffee plant.  I am used to seeing the beans at my local coffee store, but it was fun to see them growing in a large planter in the Conservatory.  Below is a map I found online where coffee is grown.




You can learn all about coffee if you click here.









Laura's I Heart Macro found here.  A lovely meme Laura, thank you so much for hosting.

Shine the Divine

28 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

they're beautiful! have never seen them growing before.

Christine K. said...

such beautiful coffee berries - lovely colors.

Bill Nicholls said...

Thats coffee, I usually see it in a cup. Being serious never seen them on a branch before

Barb said...

Denise, I never knew coffee beans looked like this while growing! Very colorful.

Michelle said...

Really a beautiful plant.

Adam said...

never knew there were coffee berries

Carver said...

I had no idea that coffee plants look like that. Their beautiful.

Country Gal said...

Cool , never seen them before . Wonderful photos . Thanks for sharing . Have a good day !

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I knew there were berries, but have never seen them growing before -- how very interesting!

Elephant's Child said...

They are beautiful plants aren't they. My partner's mother grew them in Brisbane Australia - just enough to make an occasional cup for her.

Cloudia said...

Coffee! Took me right back to Kona!


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Mimsie said...

That is so fascinating and thanks for sharing. I now know much more than I did about coffee.
I wonder why it's not grown in Australia? Climate perhaps or has no-one thought of it perhaps.

Kay said...

These are such beautiful photos of the coffee berries. Here on the Big Island there's a problem with fire ants dropping from the branches now.

Our photos said...

Nice coffee berries photos!

Em Parkinson said...

Ahhh......living cappuccino.

Mascha said...

Coffee? - Interesting!
They looks so delicious... (I've never seen before)

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

They are nothing like I imagined them. I of course always see them ready for grinding. Interesting post. Keep well Diane

A Cuban In London said...

What beautiful photos! Loved them.

Greetings from London.

Gunilla Bäck said...

The berries are beautiful. There's a coffee tree in the Winter Garden, but it has never had this many berries.

Gail Dixon said...

I have never seen a coffee plant, so thank you for this! I think they're beautiful and so colorful. Wonderful photographs!!

gigihawaii said...

Hi Denise. I love coffee. I read about a study that showed caffeine improves memory. I am still having trouble with my screen freezing when I click on your name. Then I have to press control alt delete. This time, I got here by clicking on your URL in the email. Lol. I can't believe the hassle. But, so worth it. I adore your blog photos and commentary. Keep it up!

schmidleysscribblins.com said...

We still hope to get there this month. Maybe the beans will be completely ripe when we visit. A fascinating plant. I love coffee and its botany and history. Wonderful topic.

The Zoo presents the new Panda Jan. 18. May go there first. I love those pandas.
Dianne

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Denise, the best thing I enjoy about coffee is drinking it and the first cup in the early a.m. is wonderfully delicious.

Mary said...

I love your photos just as much as my cup of coffee! :) And that means a lot ;)))
Your photos are amazing and gorgeous!

eileeninmd said...

The Coffee plant is neat looking, berries or beans are colorful. Great shots. Enjoy your week!

matron said...

Hi Denise,
I never realised that the coffee plant was so beautiful and that the berries were so colourful.Lovely photos and I learned something from them.
Carolyn

Karen said...

Excellent macros!

Marie said...

Saw the photos and thought "Oooh, what delicious-looking, and beautiful berries!" The joke was on me. I think I could actually grow coffee where I live and might give it a try. Interesting post...and a great idea for a meme, too, for Laura...now that I have my new camera, I can macro all I want and I may join in! :-)