Thursday, November 4, 2010

Lan Su Chinese Garden

Pomegranates growing in the garden.
I had never seen one growing before.
On the bottom is part of the original blossom.
A banana tree grows there too.
It was a rainy day, but perfect for exploring during
a time that was quiet, peaceful, and not high tourist season.
Quite beautiful in the rain.

I was amazed at the growing persimmon tree.
It was full of fruit not quite ready to pick.

Isn't it amazing how life cycles come and go, sometimes
when we aren't looking.
A child will continue growing,
fruit continues to flourish,
we get older and the colors become
more brilliant.

14 comments:

Cinner said...

Beautiful post, I would have loved to walk there. have a great day.

Jeanne said...

Everything you share is so lovely and beautiful
Love Jeanne

beth said...

what a beautiful spot....

Jeanie said...

A wonderful place -- I've never seen a pomegranate grow!

parTea lady said...

That looks like a really pretty garden - very peaceful. Your photos are lovely. I liked seeing the pomegranate on the tree - I'm happy that they are available in my local grocery store right now.

theUngourmet said...

Gorgeous! I've never seen pomegranates growing either. I love persimmons. Last year I made a cake with persimmons. I'd forgotten about that cake. Can't wait to pick some up this year. :)

koralee said...

What lovely fruit my friend...I have never seen a persimmon on a tree before...thank you for sharing. xoxo

Laurie said...

What an awesome, beautiful post Marilyn, love the photos, and your way with words.

Tracy said...

EXQUISITELY beautiful... We see these rather exotic fruits in the markets, but rarely get a glimpse of how they grow. This was a lovely post, Marilyn! :o) Happy Day ((HUGS))

Steph said...

Ah, I need to go again soon! Thank you for the lovely photos.

Relyn said...

I am dreaming of being there myself some day and taking lots and lots and lots of pictures.

Mary said...

What a beautiful place and your pics are amazing - I feel peace just enjoying them as I can't be there in person.

Angela McRae said...

I've never seen a pomegranate growing before, so this was a very educational post today -- as well as simply beautiful. Thanks!

Alex Zorach said...

These are beautiful pictures, especially the one with the bridge, pavilion, and water lilies.

There is a wild persimmon tree here in Newark, DE, in a small park in a suburban neighborhood. It has tiny fruit that are nonetheless quite delicious.

Beware the unripe persimmon though; it has to be the most astringent thing I have ever tasted in my whole life!