Somewhere in Iran …

Oct. 27, 2011 – Srinagar, Kashmir, India – A Kashmiri boy collects saffron flowers after plucking them from a farm in Pampore. The Kashmir Saffron known for its quality across the world may finally over come the existential crisis as the national mission to boost the production has started to show results. (Credit Image: © Altaf Zargar/ZUMAPRESS.com)

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Note: The photographs (none are mine) are credited & linked back to the source, except where it was not possible to identify the copyright-holder.

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Comments (24)

  • peppersandplums 6 years ago Reply

    Beautiful post. How are you? I have not been able to come to New York because my husband has been very ill most of the year.
    Rosa (Rose)
    Sent from my iPad

    Fig & Quince 6 years ago Reply

    Rosa, you have been on my mind. I’m so happy to hear from you! I’ll take this to email. xox azita

  • apuginthekitchen 6 years ago Reply

    Wow, spectacular photo’s, Iran is so beautiful and rich in culture. Very nice!

    Fig & Quince 6 years ago Reply

    thank you! the pangs I feel when blogging about it makes me determined that I’m long due for a visit back to the ol’ homeland

  • Melissa Brody 6 years ago Reply

    Beautiful! Haha, I was just about to complement your stunning photography skills until I saw the disclaimer. Still, thanks for putting the collection together to share with us. I think the saffron one is my favorite. The angle, the vibrancy of the color and focus are amazing.

    Fig & Quince 6 years ago Reply

    It is a gorgeous photo (I’d never seen saffron flowers before, they’re so pretty!) and the photo’s all over the Internet – and I’m sorry that I have no idea whose work it is! Whoever took it, as we say in Farsi: “damesh garm!)

  • Tina 6 years ago Reply

    Beautiful artistic photos. They inspire awe. I can feel your pride, and longing at your home. I hope you go home to visit often. Thank you.

    Fig & Quince 6 years ago Reply

    dear Tina, thank you for your sweet and thoughtful comment. Really appreciate it. Can’t take credit for the beautiful pix but can definitely agree that they are truly beautiful. I don’t want to jinx it, but I do intend to go for a visit sometime soon. I’m just entirely too homesick, and it’s been way too long, and there’s no other way around it. Thank you for your well wishes, hope it comes true.

  • Lilly Sue 6 years ago Reply

    Lovely photos 🙂

    Fig & Quince 6 years ago Reply

    thank you for visiting Lily!

  • The Novice Gardener 6 years ago Reply

    Beautiful, Azita! I had no idea the entire flowers were harvested for saffron. I thought only the pistils or stamens were picked. It’s true what they say, you learn something new everyday. 🙂

    Fig & Quince 6 years ago Reply

    No you were right to begin with, I think this pic just shows how they have to pick the flowers in order do harvest the … pistils and stamens … those sound about right, I’ll take your word for it : )

  • Dear Azita, wanted to thank you for posting those wonderful pictures.
    I have never been to Iran, who knows maybe one day…
    I wish you a nice and relaxing weekend (or still taken with schedules and deadlines?)
    Bisous
    Lou

    Fig & Quince 6 years ago Reply

    Dear Lou,let’s put it this way: it’s a holiday weekend but I’m behind a computer working on a design assignment! But no complaints, I love this work. AND, ate some delicious Persian rice last night with some of my favorite people, so all’s good. 🙂 Je t’en pris re the photos and je t’envois des bious aussi & forgive the rusty francaise xo Azita

  • tinywhitecottage 6 years ago Reply

    A lovely post I am sure makes you homesick. Every photographs you chose is so gorgeous and really makes me realize how wonderful Iran truly is with culture and beauty. I love the carpet weaver! I own one (small) persian carpet and I sit and stare at it’s beauty, studying the imperfect pattern, which is stunningly beautiful.

    Fig & Quince 6 years ago Reply

    a small Persian carpet in a tiny white cottage … offering viewing pleasure to a delightful person and food blogger … sounds perfect! : )

  • radhika25 6 years ago Reply

    Love your photo post Azita, and loved reading the comments as well! Catching up finally!

  • Francesca 6 years ago Reply

    Great pictures! Yours must be such a wonderful country. I would love to visit Iran some day. Hopefully …

    Fig & Quince 6 years ago Reply

    let’s go together! andiamo! 😉 no seriously, I’ll go first, make sure it’s OK, then you come

    Francesca 6 years ago

    It would be awesome! 🙂

  • Fae's Twist & Tango 6 years ago Reply

    Beautiful photos, Azita! Thank you for digging them out and sharing. Fascinating!

    Fig & Quince 6 years ago Reply

    it’s driven by deltangi ye vatan Fae joon

  • Flora 6 years ago Reply

    Beautiful photos!I especially liked the one with the boy pouring out saffron flowers.

    Fig & Quince 6 years ago Reply

    Thank you for visiting Flora!

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