REDISCOVERING MYSELF THROUGH PHOTOGRAPHY

Friday, November 19, 2010

Ancient Fruit for Macro Friday

 I've been saving these photos a few days....just for  Macro Friday. There are certainly other macro subjects I could use, but the pomegranate seemed so right.  As a youngster, I was fascinated by this strange fruit, and I could never figure out the best way to get to the seeds.  When I bought this particular one, a little how-to leaflet was stacked beside the display.   (This is the fruit responsible for the 'barren' months of the year, according to Greek mythology: Persephone ate 1-6  pomegranate seeds{depends on version of story} while a prisoner of Hades in the underworld, so was forced to return to the underworld part of every year.  When that happened, Demeter, her mother,  Goddess of Growing Things, went into mourning and didn't allow anything to grow.   Simple explanation of the seasons....in a four-season locale, at least!)








13 comments:

Rosie said...

Wonderful macros, Evelyn! And such an interesting background story! I always love to hear such stories!

Courtney said...

something very beautiful about this fruit. Great shots, Evelyn!

Olivia said...

One of my favourite fruits! My mouth is watering just thinking of the taste :-)

Jessica said...

Great shots and very interesting story! We recently bought one and I was clueless on how to eat it... ;P

Raymonde said...

Great shot of one of my favorite fruits. Thanks for sharing. Have a beautiful day. xxx

justine said...

what lovely shots and a lovely story!

Anika said...

I love these photos...lovely post too!

I'm intimidated by this fruit but when it's prepared for me it always make me want to have more, so delicious...

Ray said...

So pretty!

Cynthia Schelzig,Cynnie said...

mmmm love these shots!!!

Janice said...

What glorious pomegranate photos!

Ashley Sisk said...

Great shots - I love your processing.

Mama Monkey said...

Great editing!! I'm not a fan of pomegranites, but they sure do photograph nice!

Puanani503 said...

I love pomegranates:) great photo!