Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Persimmons in winter

Bad pictures, sorry.

It was one of those things that stops me in my tracks. Then I backtrack.

How many times have I walked past the Liz Christy Community Garden? For how many years?

Orange fruit up high.

I have persimmons on the brain because of the native ones planned for the park just down the block. And here is a huge one! Asian, obviously, judging by the size of the fruit, but never noticed till now. This is about the time I usually leave New York for South Africa, so perhaps that is the reason? Too busy looking at lists and warm shop windows?

(We're leaving in mid-January now, as Vince's greencard interview has been scheduled for the 13th of January: so major changes to air tickets...Still, it's good news)

The gates were closed, but I will keep an eye out for a gardener, and see if I may go in and beg for one.

And growing on the fence just a few steps away, winter jasmine, Jasminum nudiflorum. I've seen it bloom in February. Never in December.

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