Plums are my ethnobotany. I feel their goodness in me. They have sustained me for years. I have grown and preserved them in my gardens, devoured them! They grow plentifully in my ancestral home. I have been lucky to have been surrounded by plum trees.
Towards the end of summer, there would be plums everywhere in the house, waiting, oozing sweetness.
We are not passionate enough about fruit trees. We need to reclaim ownership and care for them more.
Currently reading about ethnobotany, lemons in Italy, who owns our fruit and who owns us.
Jay Rayner’s A Greedy Man in a Hungry World is recommended. We need to be proactive about our food chains!
An off-shoot from Cubism, Orphism focussed on geometric shapes and colour. Sonia and her husband Robert are credited with the founding of the movement. “In the Delaunays’ work patches of subtle and beautiful colour are brought together to create harmonious … Continue reading →
Heed these words, You who wish to probe the depths of nature: If you do not find within yourself that which you seek, neither will you find it outside. In you is hidden the treasure of treasures. Know Thyself and you will know the Universe and the Gods.