- Although ordinarily one should not recite a blessing on something that is not in his presence, nevertheless a person standing at a flowing stream of water is allowed to recite the She’hakolblessing (“through Whose word everything came to be”) and drink from the water, despite the fact that the water he will be drinking was not actually in front of him when he recited the blessing, since it was with that in mind that he recited the blessing (Shulchan Aruch and Mishnah Berurah 206).
2. A person who recited a blessing on a fruit and before he had a chance to eat from it he was served a fruit of higher quality, he should nevertheless eat first from the original fruit on which he recited his blessing. This applies even if he had the superior [but out of view] fruit in mind when he recited the blessing (Mishnah Berurah ibid.).