Friday, April 04, 2014

Dates of Oman

D of the AtoZ Challenge

The Sultanate of Oman where I grew up is known for its beautiful beaches, rolling hills, bare mountains and the sandy desert.  The brown hue is predominant in most landscapes when I think of this country.  Another brown element to add to this natural canvas is dates!  Luscious brown and red dates hang tantalizingly almost touching the ground in parks, roads, in house gardens, and in public areas everywhere. It is a pity that commoners can’t pick them from the trees! Here are some pictures of these lovely date trees.





20 comments:

  1. Wow! Thanks for sharing. Why aren't commoners allowed to pick the dates?

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  2. They look luscious. What a pity that you cannot pick them!

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  3. I love dates - loved the pictures. Why can't commoners pick them from trees?

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  4. Superb pictures! I love dates :-)

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  5. The pink variety is very sweet and juicy. Another interesting feature of private trees in oman is most of the fruit trees are planted outside of the house wall. So you see trees laden with dates, mangoes, chikoos and lemons lining the roads and not many passers by plunk them. A rare sight in India.

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  6. Ah, the memories. I can almost taste the wonderful sweet dates in Oman. Your photos are delicious :) I really enjoyed the time I spent in Oman, although I think the summer would have gotten a bit to hot for my taste.

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  7. Lovely! But I'm curious, why aren't commoners allowed to pick dates?

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  8. My aunt gets dates from Muscat and ya they are the best

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  9. Wonderful post. But yes I have the same quesiton.. why can't commoners pick them up ?

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  10. Wow! That is really awesome to look at! Do you get a fine if you dare to pick them?!

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  11. Just beautiful. What a scenic place to grow up in! Thank you for sharing your photos, and so nice to have found your blog on the A-Z list.
    Silvia @
    SilviaWrites

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  12. This is how date trees look like..wow. :)

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  13. It is how the Lord rewards. You sow one date seed and He returns thousands and thousands of sweet fruit every year without even watering the trees.

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  14. For those who want to know, dates make for a pretty and natural sight on the scenic roads of Oman. By picking them, the beauty will be diminished and plus they are the property of the government which is why they cannot be picked.

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  15. Beautiful pic. I have only been to Kuwalit - do not rememeber seeing any date trees there.

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  16. Lovely take on the topic, Richa and it's good to see you back to blogging in full form! About the dates - perhaps one can eat them by collecting once they fall on the ground naturally?!

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