SAN DIEGO AUTUMN FILLS THE LA JOLLA FARMER’S MARKET WITH LOVELY ORANGE PERSIMMONS.  Persimmons have a Calyx top, which can be removed & left to dry.  The dried calyx look like lovely “wooden” flowers.  Persimmons sliced up & put into a spinach salad with dried cranberries make a lovely Autumn salad.  In Japan, persimmons are a well-known Autumn subject for paintings.  The two Japanese brush paintings here are painted by me.  Persimmons an ode to Autumn:  

The village so old

there’s not a single house

without a persimmon tree.

– Basho

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