Pleasure of Pomegranates

Two splendid pomegranates jumped into my basket from a holiday display of exotic fruit at the supermarket.  Their price was double the usual but so was their size.  (shown here one usual and one special)

pomegr on plate



Inside were deep red seeds, like semi-precious jewels, shining garnets.

garnet gems


When I had finished, my plate seemed to bear a watercolour wash of alizarin crimson. The word alizarin has its origins from the Arabic word for juice.*

alizarine plate wash



Nutritional value:

Lots of vitamin C, K and folate, some magnesium and of course, fiber.


*Origin of the word alizarin:

< French alizarine, equivalent to alizar (i) (< Spanish < Arabic al the + ʿaṣārah juice) + -ine


A set of watercolours I did a while back:

pomegranate trio






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About djdfr

Daily life experiences by a Franco-American woman living in the Breton countryside form the basics of this blog. Gardening, watercolour, choral music, food, are some of my interests. I seek to balance the physical, mental and spiritual. I am a free believer praying from the Bible, the Qur’an and The Revelation of Arès. In 1974, with Jesus as the messenger, and in 1977, manifesting as a stick of light, Our Creator spoke directly to a man in Arès, France, named Michel Potay. The message is in the book “The Revelation of Arès”. It is a call for us to change, to practice love, peacemaking, forgiveness, to free ourselves from all prejudice, to develop our spiritual intelligence, the intelligence of the heart.

3 responses to “Pleasure of Pomegranates”

  1. weezmcc says :

    I looooove pomegranets (sp?) even if they seem to burn holes in your teeth. And I”ve often wondered if the juice would work for watercoloring. May try an experiementing. Love your paintings!

  2. fatoscan says :

    One of my favorite fruit , I love pomegranates . Your watercolors look as if they are the real ones on a plate .

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