fruit bearing tree, eclipse and a quilt!!

the moon eats the sun

taking the light from the sky

darkness in the rain

—a haiku, by Jan.

fruit bearing UME/plum tree near the front door.

i had no idea there was even fruit on this tree

i see it every day, several times a day and one day, one had fallen down, then i looked up and saw the rest

…they are “ume” sometimes translated as plum, or apricot…

they are not for eating right off the tree, but need to be prepared first..

either pickled or put into shotchu to make a kind of “ume” wine…

 now on this cloudy rainy day…a total eclipse is happening RIGHT NOW!!!

 if you hang a quilt on a fruit bearing plum tree…

 in the light of an eclipse….

it’s a very, very powerful blessing.


how about some begonias?

aren’t they pretty??


5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. deanna7trees
    May 21, 2012 @ 00:37:01

    oh they are so pretty. we are having a partial eclipse here…only 58% as the sun will set shortly.


  2. jclyburn
    May 21, 2012 @ 01:47:44

    I recently bought some ume vinegar…it’s VERY salty.


  3. debbie kuroiwa
    May 21, 2012 @ 03:24:38

    lovely pictures…..before you try to do anything with those ume, make sure you ask someone who knows about them, our tree also has fruit but i was told to not use them….there is a kind that is not good.
    and yeah….ume vinegar??? sounds interesting….


  4. spiritcloth
    May 21, 2012 @ 16:55:06

    and a haiku


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