Tom’s Garden

Growing by the Bay

Category: fruit

Fallen persimmon leaves.

The exquisite colors of persimmons

Fallen persimmon leaves.

Fallen persimmon leaves.

Even the fallen leaves are superb.

persimmons

Persimmon harvest

Harvested persimmons.

Harvested persimmons.

Generous persimmon harvest again this year. All from one tree.

I could get a couple more bins like these, but I think I have enough! Got to leave some for the squirrels and birds, right?

Persimmon-laden branch.

Persimmon-laden branch.

lemon

Lemons

lemons

We inherited the lemon tree from a previous resident. We’ve been here for decades and have never bought a lemon since moving in.

plum

Plum blossoms

plum

Here in the SF Bay area, our seasons occur on the cross-quarters. The equinox is more mid-spring than the beginning of spring. Our spring starts with the cross-quarter: Candlemas, Groundhog’s Day, Lunar New Year, Imbolc, whatever you want to call it. Where I live, plum blossoms and quinces announce the change in the season.

What actually inspired me to take this photo was the golden morning light on the grasses behind my library buildings.

persimmons

November persimmons

persimmon

I like the fall color of the persimmon.

I left several persimmons on the round table under the umbrella to the right of the tree. I came home to find six — S I X ! ! ! — deer all in a circle around the table contentedly chewing on persimmons.

When I went out to shoo them away they gave me an aggrieved look. And then they all grabbed a persimmon to take with them as they ran away.

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