Persimmons in the Saturday Sky
It is another beautiful blue sky. Today I give you the view north from the middle of our lawn. We have an excellent landmark - it is a persimmon tree and it is in front of our house. Normall, it is just a funky tree. This time of year is a bit more exciting. Along with the gorgeous orange fruit, we have the added charm of potential fruit droppage. I always get a bit nervous when I walk under the branches in November. The problem is that these Hachiya persimmons aren't tasty until they are completely ripe. The challenge is picking them just far enough before full ripeness so that they don't drop (or get eaten by marauding birds).