The itty-bitty ditty came to me when a strange fruit dropped from the sky. Ok, a big tree. I don’t know what tree it was. I was walking along the sidewalk that borders a mini forest at Corinthian Gardens. The fruit stem looked as if it was bitten off so it might be the work of the elusive squirrel, taunting me!
The strange fruit is as big as my palm and reminds me of The Duchess in
Or maybe the fruit reminds me of a girl with bouffant skirt a-twirl.
I picked up the strange fruit and carried it in my palm (my bag is full) as I walked to Baker’s Depot and Robinson’s Galleria for (as it turns out) a fruitless search for baking cocoa (out of stock everywhere I checked, Chocolate Lovers is out of my way that day). People would stare. When I checked it at the baggage counter, people asked me what it was. I told them I really don’t know but it is pretty (they agreed) and I might use it for an interesting floral centerpiece.
This is a survivor from my food pics from a time I worked with Nessi and Gladice. They appreciate my eye for pictures and let me take some. They take care of pesky stuff like camera settings hehehe. We also have a chef who takes direction rather well (wink, wink). Just to clarify: I am not a food stylist or a photographer (maybe someday I could be). I just like making food look nice. I like everything looking nice.
Though not unusual, it amazes me still, that blazing heat and pelting rain happens on the same day. It is also annoying that rainstorms start in up north, so you dress for bad weather and wet umbrella and all, you arrive east or south and find it is sunny and dry.
I found stranger stuff in our yard. Like this circus tent of a web! Zoom via Google Chrome settings and you'll see Spidey.
The web reminds me of a huge tent or Big Top, like the one in “Water for Elephants”.
There was a scene when the stagehands set it up, with the canvas billowing up and outward in a flurry of cables and pulleys and a mighty heave-ho. I liked the movie.
A different way of life demands a different perspective for survival. It is no excuse for losing humanity but a hard life makes it tougher to choose the right paths to go and values to uphold. Life makes you crazy at some point. I'd love to read the book!
Thank God for happy endings – also elephants fighting back!
Stranger still: this is the longest I’ve gone without work. In an office, that is. I usually rent some place close to where I work, so this is the longest I’ve been living at home as well. Great for my nephews (lol) because they can “order” what they want at our kitchen. I like the peace and quiet, not having to deal with politicking and the power mad who demands “deferential” treatment even when it wasn’t deserved or right. My movie date and very good friend
I still don't know what the strange fruit is. The grounds keeper at Corinthians don't know either. I split it open and the stone/seed is surrounded by a husk-like covering, like coconut, but no meat.