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:
SAN DIEGO AUTUMN – THE LITTLE TOWN OF JULIAN HAS APPLE PICKING & THEY ARE WELL KNOWN FOR THEIR FRESH APPLE PIES. I go to the La Jolla Farmer’s Market & bring home a market basket of crisp & crunchy apples. I think of apple recipes. A curry chicken & apple salad, a simple apple tart baking in the oven. Or maybe baked apples with a dollop of vanilla yogurt on the top will hit the spot. Apples & cinnamon. It’s a San Diego fall !
CARROT WOOD TREE SEED PODS litter my driveway everyday now. I love the cute little seed caps with their bright red-orange berries. I always want to do something creative with these seed pods, but I think this year I’m going to put some of the pods in a pretty jar. The wild green parrots here in San Diego love to eat these berries so right now the parrots are feasting!