Today's Flowers: Passionate Fruit

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Pomegranates: a symbol of suffering and resurrection or of sweetness and the heavenly kingdom if you're a Christian. In Islam, they are a symbol of paradise. In Hinduism, a symbol of prosperity and fertility.

Walking past this window in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, they seemed to me to be a symbol of extreme wealth. How else to consign three to the role of window dressing--along with some very lovely red berries?

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  1. Passion fruit in our country is yellow in color but I think they taste the same. Nice photo.

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  2. miss so much Brasil....sweet and delicious..
    have a nice sunday, Sandy
    graceolsson.se/mittliv

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  3. Sandy, It is different for me to see the pomegranates used as decoration. They are sweet and delicious.

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  4. That is a lovely picture

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  5. There are differences on how we use the pomegranates, still pomegranates will be pomegranates...thanks for the informative post my friend. I've learned again.

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  6. interesting quite popular these days I had a pom- blueberry drink last night - too sweet sandy

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  7. And in Pragmatism they represent an awful lot of work for the payoff. ;)

    They do make a lovely photo though.

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  8. I had no idea they were so important in various religions! Very informative post.

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  9. Thanks for the interesting picture and information. I've never seen pomegranates used as a decoration before.

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  10. Thought you meant they grew that way -- I know they grew on trees because we had one when I lived in Hawaii. Now, I wait for the season to see them in the stores and this year I bought 9 of them before there were no more and I ate them all myself! Yesterday, I saw them with just the red seeds in a package at the grocery store! Heck, half the fun is eating them straight from the peel!

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  11. Yours Romãs are big and have a nice color.
    Thank you for sharing.

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  12. Wow this is lovely!
    Great shot Sandy.
    Have nice week ahead.

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  13. Sandy: A colorful mixture of fruit in display.

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  14. Sandy, I'm fine now! I love your pomegranates! :)

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  15. Beautiful capture, Sandy! Love the rich color! Such a bright spot on a cold winter day! Interesting information, too. Always learn something when I come here! Have a great day!

    Sylvia

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  16. Hi Sandy !! Beautiful post and beautiful shot !! great

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  17. And tricky to eat...but yummy!

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  18. What a coincidence, I just made some pomegranite tea to drink while reading some blogs. They do make for a pretty picture.

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  19. Interesting post Sandy. I didn't know about all the different symbolism attached. Beautiful in the window but it does seem like they should be eaten.

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  20. I had no idea of their symbolism but they sure do make a pretty picture.

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  21. Very beautiful photo, Sandy!
    I didn't know the meaning of this fruit to the different religions.
    Good week for you, dear!

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  22. lovely - thought they were tomatoes.

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  23. cool photo. I like pomegranates alone or in salad or just to look at while growing on trees.

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  24. A wonderful way to give a Christmas window box a pop of color.Interesting symbolisms with the pomegranete!

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  25. What an amazing find, Sandy!

    Chinese symbol of many descendants...

    Aloha, Sistah


    Comfort Spiral

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  26. Beautiful window decor. I would spend a lot of time finishing one.

    A nice info on the pomegranates.

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  27. They do make a handsome window decoration, and a great photograph!

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  28. I've never eaten one (or the seeds, or whatever you eat). I was thinking about that the other day. I think this will be the year I try pomegranate. It seems very trendy though and I'm not normally trendy.

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  29. It's such a very meaning-filled fruit that pomegranates hold an esteemed position in different faiths and religions. Sure makes a great window eye-catcher, too.

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  30. I have never seen anything like it. Very pretty!

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  31. Anonymous4:13 AM

    Lot of symbolism and excellent fruit too. wonderful red color

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  32. I am amazed to see the picture of passionate fruits. It was nice going through your blog. Keep up the good work. Cheers :)

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  33. Thanks for sharing some info. Here in UAE, every arabic kitchen and table has these kind of fruit ( well to those house and palaces that I visited) and good to know the reason why.

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  34. and you never fail to bring out great things on your post.

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  35. This is very creative, Sandy! The pomegranate goes well with the red berries and the blue box creates a beautiful contrast. :)

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  36. I would have wanted to eat them, lol. :)

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  37. How lovely, this would be a great Ruby Tuesday as well Sandy!

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  38. i see so much red =P

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