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Wordless Wednesday: My Neighbor’s Pomegranates

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To see what Dave’s pomegranates looked like last spring, click here.

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Wordless Wednesday: Pomegranate Progress

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One day last May, my neighbor caught me outside with my camera. I confessed I was taking pictures of his pomegranates. IMG_0798

“Are you putting them on your blog?” he asked.

“Yes.”

“I’ll be famous,” he said.

So if you see Dave Winans, tell him you saw his pomegranates on ARHtistic License.

The pomegranate starts out as a red blossom.

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See the bulbous section near the base of the bloom? That’s where the fruit will form and gradually ripen.

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Unless it pops open prematurely and becomes a meal.

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Look Up

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Look Up

It’s too hot to talk a long walk in the Arizona low desert in July, but I’ve gone out every morning to walk my dog (sans camera, because it’s just not practical to try to take pictures when your pooch has other priorities).

But today, as we wandered down the sidewalk and Rudi sniffed around at every molecule (she’s a hound, after all–a dachshund), I really appreciated the shade that dropped the temperature ten degrees as we walked into it, and I…

…looked up! I’ve walked that sidewalk a million times in the twenty-eight years we’ve lived in our present house, and I’ve never really noticed how my neighbors’ tree’s branches stretch out over the wall that encloses their yard, and from the branches dangle…

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Pomegranates!

To be sure, I’ve noticed the pomegranates before, on the branches that hang downward along the wall. But I’ve never looked up before–or if I have, I’ve forgotten. Either way, I was delighted to find them. Here’s the location when I went back with my camera several hours later, and the high sun wasn’t casting as much shade:

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And a few more shots of the lovely fruit (they’ll ripen when the weather gets cooler, months from now):

 

This post is my entry in The Daily Post Photo Challenge with the prompt: Look Up.

ICAD Day 33: Pomegranates

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ICAD Day 33: Pomegranates

Today’s World Watercolor Month prompt is fruit. Pigma pens, white pastel pencil, watercolors.

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I am participating in the Index-Card-a-Day Challenge and World Watercolor Month. For the rest of July, I intend to paint a little watercolor every day, just big enough to fit on an index card. Search for the hashtags #icad2016 and #WorldWatercolorMonth on social media if you would like so see what other participants are doing.

Wordless Wednesday: Casualty

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Wordless Wednesday: Casualty

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photo © by Andrea R Huelsenbeck