The bounty on my table came from my sister's garden. The guavas are small but sweet. The two largish fruit are called elephant- apple. The botanical name is Dillenia indica. It is native to south-east Asia and is acidic. These are mainly used in fish curries and also made into pickle. I'll be making sweet chutney out of these. There's nothing as refreshing as having a tall glass of freshly made lemonade. Chilled. Garnish it with crushed mint and you're ready to move on. Beat the heat, well, almost! Thank God for small mercies!
Glory be to God for dappled things- For skies of couple-colour as a brinded cow; For rose-moles all in stipple upon trout that swim; Fresh-firecoal chestnut-falls; finches' wings; Landscape plotted and pieced--fold, fallow, and plough; And all trades, their gear and tackle and trim. All things counter, original, spare, strange; Whatever is fickle, freckled (who knows how?) With swift, slow; sweet, sour; adazzle, dim; He fathers-forth whose beauty is past change: Praise him. Gerard Manley Hopkins
The first flowering shrub I planted on our land
Every flower is a soul blooming in Nature.-Gerard De Nerval
Shall I not have intelligence with the earth? Am I not partly leaves and vegetable mould myself? -Henry David Thoreau