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:

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

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  2. such beautiful coffee berries - lovely colors.

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

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

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  5. never knew there were coffee berries

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

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

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

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  9. 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.

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  10. Coffee! Took me right back to Kona!


    ALOHA from Honolulu
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  11. 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.

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  12. 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.

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

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

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  15. What beautiful photos! Loved them.

    Greetings from London.

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

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

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  18. 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!

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  19. 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

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

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

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

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  23. 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

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  24. 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! :-)

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