Tuesday, December 16, 2008

The Plum Tree 1-12-2008

1 December 2008

We have a Wild Plum Tree on the side of our driveway.

This tree draws much interest from children and indigenous people.

Young boys like to climb the tree to get to the highest fruit. The higher, the better, it seems.

Old men and women come by to sample the fruit.

Even the young girls find the fruit desirable.

Some would knock at the door and ask if they may pick the fruit.

Other think it is their right to do so.

In the eighteen years the tree has been here, we have never seen so much interest in the fruit of this tree.

Are people becoming more knowledgeable about indigenous fruit, or are they just becoming cheekier?

I guess it is more knowledgeable because they used to fish in our goldfish pond before the fence was erected. How cheeky could one get?

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