Look at the surprise Christmas gift we received from our daughter and her husband! Exotic tropical fruits arrived at our little house in the woods from down south in Miami a couple of days ago.
We hardly know what anything is–so I posted this photo on Facebook and asked for reader input. On the far right hand side is the largest avocado we’ve ever seen. Right next to it is a cacao (the long oblong brown hard-shelled gal). To the left against the box rests an apple which promises a bright pink inside.
See the little key limes? Aren’t they cute? Aren’t they the last thing you expected to see this far north of the equator?
A friend suggested the green one above the avocado is a guava. The yellow pear-shaped fella next to the possible guava is an eggfruit–which look like cake inside, if rumors be true. And the spikey ones are probably dragon fruit, although someone else suggested soursop.
See the three little round ones in the front? They are passion fruit. This morning we cut them open and scooped up the pulpy seedy juicy mixture with a spoon.
Two of them were fairly sour–we added a sprinkle of sugar to sweeten ’em up. The third one tasted perfectly sweet.
Such a fun idea–to bring the tropics to the north woods. To sample exotic fruits with our coffee each morning as Christmas approaches.
Besides this passion (fruit) fun, I don’t have much to report today. My mom and I used to watch the Sound of Music together many times over the years. It’s on ABC tonight at 7 p.m. EST if you’re a fan of The Hills are Alive… We were lamenting that we might never get the chance to see it together again, so we came up with an idea. She’ll turn on her TV downstate in assisted living and I will simultaneously watch the movie here on Amazon Prime. We’ll maybe text back and forth as Julie Andrews sings. AND we’re allowed to go to bed when we’re tired. No need to stay up until they escape to Switzerland. (Ooops, sorry. Belated spoiler alert.)
I spent a long time communing with Spirit in the middle of the night, but once again it’s personal so won’t share details. Am continuing to relax and rest this hurting knee and hip with the addition of anti-inflammatory Advil. Thanks for your good wishes and cleaning forgiveness comments yesterday. *smile*
Until Solstice tomorrow, Love, Kathy
Day 64 of a seventy-five day journey to connect more deeply with God, Spirit, Holy, Love…to explore “What the Heart Knows” during the waning days of 2020.