Tuesday, 11 April 2017

The pleasure of picking pomegranates

The pomegranates at Towerwater are beautiful this year. The grenadilla is producing another crop. Sunday morning harvests are akin to a blessing on the table at Towerwater.

Some pomegranates were bursting open and I saved the arils for making pomegranate sorbet later. With the ruby-like arils falling into the bowl, I could not help but marvel at the sheer beauty of the fruit.

Fresh fruit provides a sense of luxury in the home. Full bowls decorate the tables like still-life’s waiting to be painted. Pomegranates have fascinated many an artist who has captured the exotic fruit in all its phases. 

Perhaps I should take up brush and canvas and capture this gift of nature, seen in ancient and modern times in many countries, as a symbol of abundance, fertility, and good fortune.

The pomegranate surely brings with it all those aspects to the garden and home at Towerwater. I count myself fortunate to be able to pick my own pomegranates; to celebrate the fertility of the garden by enjoying the abundance of the red ruby arils in each fruit.

1 comment:

  1. They are very beautiful. Especially when they hang like giant baubles from the tree. Lovely images, thanks.


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