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#632869 - Thu Jun 09 2011 04:24 PM New 2-week theme-Fruit
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As it says -Fruit. Interpret how you will.
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#632975 - Fri Jun 10 2011 06:27 AM Re: New 2-week theme-Fruit [Re: ren33]
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My niece gave me a plant, so I planted it! Turns out to be a guava of some kind, very pleasant to graze upon one or two as I pass by.

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#633330 - Sat Jun 11 2011 07:25 PM Re: New 2-week theme-Fruit [Re: auntie1]
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My favourite fruit - especially when fermented. smilee
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#633415 - Sun Jun 12 2011 10:00 AM Re: New 2-week theme-Fruit [Re: MotherGoose]
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MotherGoose I will join you on that one!

One of the fruit stands at the market, I ended up buying a whole bunch of them too smile


Edited by szabs (Fri Jun 17 2011 09:18 AM)

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#633798 - Mon Jun 13 2011 04:11 PM Re: New 2-week theme-Fruit [Re: szabs]
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One of my sister's artistic displays of fruit. (I'm not sure if they're real or not.)


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#633961 - Tue Jun 14 2011 12:46 PM Re: New 2-week theme-Fruit [Re: spanishliz]
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Here's a picture from a still life study I did.

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#634697 - Fri Jun 17 2011 08:45 AM Re: New 2-week theme-Fruit [Re: zebra101]
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Stunning Zebra!

Here we have bananas from Costa Rica. I think they are only decorative bananas -- not the ones we eat.


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#635841 - Tue Jun 21 2011 04:30 PM Re: New 2-week theme-Fruit [Re: PDAZ]
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If this works, thanks to flopsymopsy for the advice...

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#635868 - Tue Jun 21 2011 06:49 PM Re: New 2-week theme-Fruit [Re: LeoDaVinci]
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Works for me! grin
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#635872 - Tue Jun 21 2011 07:52 PM Re: New 2-week theme-Fruit [Re: flopsymopsy]
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With or without (my personal preference) a frame, it's a great pic of prickly pear cactus Leo. Did you know we can grow them (outside as a perennial) here in Alberta? They're quite good to eat, but much better made into jelly.
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#635889 - Tue Jun 21 2011 10:24 PM Re: New 2-week theme-Fruit [Re: Jakeroo]
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The Prickly Pear became a serious environmental weed in Australia in the early 20th Century. The Cactoblastis Moth was introduced to save the day.





My little cumquat tree had its first good crop this year. My brother bore a basketful away, muttering "Mmmmm...Brandied Cumquats!"
The remainder are destined for Cumquat Marmalade.

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#635913 - Tue Jun 21 2011 11:50 PM Re: New 2-week theme-Fruit [Re: auntie1]
ren33 Offline
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Lovely I usually get enough on my trees to make some marmalade. When does the fruit ripen Auntie? Our season is around CNY about March .
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#636065 - Wed Jun 22 2011 05:52 PM Re: New 2-week theme-Fruit [Re: ren33]
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Ren, my cumquats also started ripening in March (Autumn). It's now midwinter and they should have developed as much juice as they are going to. Time to drag out the jam pan.

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#636103 - Wed Jun 22 2011 09:37 PM Re: New 2-week theme-Fruit [Re: auntie1]
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Auntie: I'm sure, given your growing climate, that pretty much most things that grow on the planet could be considered a "weed" where you are. However, in my part of world, there are only 100 or so plants classified as "noxious" that actually manage to survive our winters. Believe me, prickly pear cactus is a BIG deal in these here parts lol. I envy you : )

This is one (of millions) of plants that will not survive as a perennial here. I "winter" mine inside the house. Am always amazed at how "valiant" some of them are lol


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#636789 - Fri Jun 24 2011 08:15 PM Re: New 2-week theme-Fruit [Re: Jakeroo]
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I took some pics of my sister's pear tree today, but the fruit was puny and my camera is still being annoying, so I decided on a photo taken awhile ago of some "apples and pears" smile (The musicians are a bonus!)


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#636870 - Sat Jun 25 2011 05:34 AM Re: New 2-week theme-Fruit [Re: spanishliz]
ren33 Offline
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ooh That looks nice Liz, I am on my way!
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#637119 - Sun Jun 26 2011 05:56 AM Re: New 2-week theme-Fruit [Re: ren33]
ren33 Offline
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Thanks all for the luscious fruit. Time's up . I am opening a new two week theme called "Weather".
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