Monday, April 23, 2007


As I walked the dogs around the orchard last night, turning on sprinklers and wondering what was going to live and what would die I noticed that the pomegranite, which is one of those trees that loves the dry had some lovely bright red fruit on it, some whole and some eaten by the birds. I certainly felt a lifting of the spirit seeing these lovely things still giving of their all.
The scan seems to have dulled them down a bit.
The weather forecasts are for rain starting on Wednesday night and some places getting up to 40mm. On the strenght of that John has sent out our son to start seeding so I just hope that they are right.
Why am I watering, well we do have some water and if I am careful with any luck I can save some things. I just cant bear to see things dying.


Peceli and Wendy's Blog said...

Pomegranites are strange wonderful looking fruits. If it rains soon, you can indoors but still draw/paint a pomegranite really close up!
Thanks for the comments on our Geelong blog.

Julie Oakley said...

I hope and pray it rains for you soon. This is a lovely little painting. Who would have thought that acid green and bright red would make such a lovely colour combination

Tony F said...

Ah Punica granatum, perhaps my very favourite plant - beautiful in all seasons and perfect for our mediterranean climate. Beautifully rendered Penny - almost Japanese! We had nearly 100mms of rain on the western end of Kangaroo Island, everything looks so fresh and the garden is glistening. Hope you see some good falls.