Twenty years ago, I fell in love with pomegranates after painting many of them in a college art class. I still hang one of my favorites in our kitchen. But I never truly enjoyed the incredible flavor (besides sucking on a few seeds as a kid) until I tried fresh squeezed ice-cold pomegranate juice at the Khan Club restaurant in Peshawar. There is nothing like fresh squeezed Heaven. When we purchased our home in Ojai with two mature pomegranate trees, I went straight out and purchased a special juicer. Ahhhh.... a little slice of heaven once more!
Pom Pom Earrings on Etsy....
Oil on canvas...circa 1990
Our very own pom babies...photographed this morning.
Sucking... painting... juicing... molding... polishing... wearing. The funny little pom pom fruits just keep coming back into my life. I think it's a good sign especially since they are a symbol of prosperity and abundance, fertility and marriage, rebirth and eternal life!
“Let us get up early to the vineyards;
let us see if the vine flourish,
whether the tender grape appear,
and the pomegranates bud forth:
there will I give thee my loves.”
~ Song of Solomon 7:12
King James Bible ~