Sunday, June 15, 2008

Picking Loquats

A friend of ours has loquat (known as pi pa in Chinese) trees in her back yard. When the trees recently bore fruit, she invited us to come over and pick some.

We would either snag the fruit with a hook mounted on a long pole, or climb up a ladder to grab the lower-hanging fruits by hand.

It was a lot of fun, and it also gave me an opportunity to practice using my Nikon D80 (with which these photos were taken).

Along the way, we met this tiny loquat connoisseur, jealously guarding her prize. This led us to conclude that "this particular loquat must be a very sweet one".

Afterwards, we enjoyed the fruits (literally) of our labor by feasting on the sweet loquats. It was a fun and relaxing way to spend a Sunday afternoon.


Blue said...

The fruit in your photographs reminds me of the fruit of a tree that once grew in my grandmother's backyard in Southern Louisiana. Could it be the same? I remember eating the fruit in abundance as a child whilst playing in the backyard.

AsianFoodFanatic said...

Hi Blue

Sounds like you had a fun childhood ;-)