Sunday, April 8, 2012

Here she is, Miss 22,000 BCE

The persimmon fruit on my tree that bore an uncanny resemblance to the Venus of Willendorf has finally ripened and what a luscious beauty she is!

I do wish there were some way of preserving her for posterity, I can't imagine eating it.
The tree has a history of weird shaped fruit and this year it has not disappointed.
Don't you love the 'forest' setting?  It is sitting in a bonsai of liquidamber trees, seedlings from the huge feral monster growing in our backyard and encroaching on the neighbours. It is due for a very expensive haircut, I wish it were as easy to trim as the bonsai.


  1. Hello Carole:) Incredible what a funny shape. I've never seen such thing before. I can imagine that you are not going to eat this one!
    Happy Easter!

  2. Thanks Renate, we get a strange fruit every year from this tree, always ladies!

  3. Oh, Origame, I've been waiting for this lady's news! Your title is just fit to her, Venus! She has to come and be a model for our life drawing class.
    Cheers, Sadami

  4. Perhaps you could preserve her in a jar of boiling water. I think it is fairly easy to preserve fruit in jars (I don't know about persimmons though?) Anyway you have immortalised her on the internet!