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PERSIMMON HARVEST WITH SHELLY CAT

Shelly Cat with Persimmons 11-2015 W

PERSIMMON HARVEST IS MORE FUN WITH FRIENDS SO SHELLY CAT DECIDED TO TAKE HER MICE FRIENDS, MARV & LOUIS, WITH HER.  Marv thought the persimmon slices were yummy, but Louis just wanted to wear the Persimmon calyx as a hat & run around chasing dried Persimmon leaves.  Shelly Cat hung a Persimmon calyx on her collar because she liked how it looked like a flower.  They all ran around in the late autumn afternoon laughing & being silly.  Persimmon madness!

SAN DIEGO AUTUMN PERSIMMONS AT THE FARMER’S MARKETS

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