Autumn. Blushing ripeness.
Life full. Purpose fulfilled.
What a wonderful season to ponder the Easter journey.
Tree strawberries from down the road..such a lovely tree.
The fruit is so interesting..
Cornus Capitata. The fruit is edible but not very exciting. Full of seeds much like a guava. Luca (4 year old nephew) says they taste like custard & that would be about right. Although I have to say, not very yummy custard.
The Tuis (a New Zealand native bird) love them though. Perhaps that's why they have come our way to visit again at the moment, to feed on the tree strawberries. I always feel so privileged when I hear them, so glad that they would visit us.
photo via white heron tours
The windflowers have been so pretty.
Naked lady seed pods about to burst forth their progeny on to the footpath.
Glorious figs, now ripening daily, a few at a time...very considerate of them!
Quince are also delightfully delicious & fragrantly lovely.
Imagine just one of these in the back yard!!
No wonder that the fruit is treasured in some Christian circles. The pomegranate is a symbol of the resurrection & hope of eternal life.
The top of the fruit appears as a crown, symbolizing Christ's majesty.
The seeds bursting forth from the pomegranate are also like Christ bursting from the tomb.
In christian art the fruit is often held by the Christ Child.
Like in this famous painting "Madonna of the Pomegranate" by Sandro Boticelli 1487
photo via Bill Casselman.com
Of course the whole point of the Christ Child was to show the way.
To bring light & life & salvation.
via beauty in everything
To set the world ablaze with goodness & love...His.
It surely wasn't an easy journey...
but a journey like none other in all of history.
Spring or Autumn I hope that you're having a lovely Easter journey. Do you have any special family things or traditions that you do to celebrate this season? I'd love to hear about them. Do hop over to Floss & see what's going on there in A Pause in Lent.