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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

A Scent Unlike Any Other




Growing up in the Rio Grande Valley, there were many more orchards then than now. It's a shame. There is no scent sweeter than the scent of an orange blossom! I stood in my daughter's backyard and just enjoyed the beautiful scent, reminiscing of my childhood and the fruit trees my Father grew in our backyard.

A few facts about the citrus industry are; it is almost totally located in the lower Rio Grande Valley, with about 85% of the acreage in Hidalgo County, 14% in Cameron County and only about 1% in Willacy County. Although hurricanes can cause considerable damage, the major limiting factor in Texas citrus production is the risk of severe freeze damage.

Photos were taken with a Nikon D5000 18-55mm lens.

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