Welcoming a New Season

California

California

Persimmons.

 

Photo credit:Β  Athena Alexander

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47 thoughts on “Welcoming a New Season

  1. Beautiful image to bring in Autumn. Funny story…my neighbors are Korean and they came over to ask if I would like some “parseemon” tea. I said yes, I thought maybe it was an exotic Korean blend. When they brought over the tea, it was persimmon. We both laughed when I explained the pronunciation confusion. πŸ˜„

    • Oh Sharon, this is a great story! Funny how these things unfold, isn’t it? The first time I ever ate a persimmon was at a Korean rest., they served it as a free dessert wedge like we sometimes see a slice of orange. I’ve been eating them since. Thanks so much! πŸ˜€

  2. The true beginning of Autumn laden with fruit!What a lovely image to celebrate the advent of this wonderful season,dear Jet!Your Persimmons are our Lotus fruit or Date plums or Dio-spyros Lotus,known to the ancient Greeks as “the fruit of the gods”.Happy Autumn,dear friend πŸ™‚

    • I sure liked hearing about the Greek “fruit of the gods” Doda! I am delighted you enjoyed today’s post. This is persimmons tree is at our neighbor’s house. Sometimes it is full of fruit, like in the photo, other years it is not as successful. Happy Autumn to you too, dear Doda. πŸ™‚

    • Well, this photo was taken in 2009 when there was no drought — a good eye, Ms. California. This particular tree this wk has nothing on it, lol, not so picturesque. Thanks so very much, Jan, always appreciate your visits. πŸ˜€

    • Thank you, Sue — I’m glad you liked the persimmons tree. The drought is a tough one. Our water source is a well, so when it dries up, it starts getting a little tricky. But we did have an inch or so last week and we do get fog, and there’s talk of a big El Nino winter with rain. We’re all hoping for rain — and I appreciate your hope too. πŸ˜€

    • I have been to The Netherlands in winter (Amsterdam), and I can understand why you are not ready to say goodbye to summer, Indah. Yikes does it ever get cold there! It must be espec. difficult for someone raised in Indonesia. Good time to vacation elsewhere…. πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

  3. Lovely memories of fruit before the drought. Although I imagine our drought is not nearly as severe as the one south of us, still there are signs of trees and shrubs under stress. Hoping the rains come soon…. though with El Nino predictions, we may get more than we might prefer. 😦

    • There are different species of persimmons, Elizabeth. Some are really good, a subtle sweetness. But other species are better to be cooked, for they are very astringent. I had not had one until I was well into my adult years, living in Calif. If you ever go to Korea, they are prominent there. πŸ™‚

    • Thank you so much for both of your lovely visits, Gill. Yes, we had an inch of rain about two wks ago, it was quite an event. I was at the groc. store and watched from under the overhang, had the impulse to run out and put a thousand buckets down because it was all falling onto a parking lot. My friend said her cats just sat at the window staring at the strange sight. Your visits are always a pleasure, thank you. πŸ˜€

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