Ripening Figs

November 4, 2013

Fig leaves

Fig leaves


Watercolor sketch of fig and dried leaf

Watercolor sketch of fig and dried leaf

“No greater thing is created suddenly any more than a bunch of grapes or a fig.  If you tell me that you desire a fig, I answer you that there must be time.  Let it first blossom, then bear fruit, then ripen.”
— Epictetus


6 Responses to “Ripening Figs”

  1. shoreacres Says:

    This is one of my favorite watercolor-sketch leaves that you’ve done. I want to sit and look and look at it. It’s terrifically interesting. Maybe my mother was right when she told 13-year-old me that interesting beats pretty every time. 😉

  2. camilla wells paynter Says:

    Beautiful sketch!

  3. Janet Foss Says:

    My how life has changed since the first century, today there are very few foods that aren’t availble all the year around, as a farmer I find this frustrating, it seems that many people think freshness in manufactured somewhere, not grown over months and years, with seasons determining when we can have it. A great thought for the day. Thanks

    • Rosemary Says:

      I agree that it feels more mindful to live according to the seasons, especially eating the foods that are ready for harvest. Even some of the seasonal fruit, like peaches, don’t often taste flavorful. I think we’ve lost something with the year-round availability.

  4. I never knew what a fig tree looked like. Thanks for these pics.

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