The Pomegranate

Sunday, January 25, 2004


Punica granatum.

H.E.B. had a bunch of pomegranates on sale in December so I picked one up out of curiousity. Back at home I jabbed into the rind a few times with a spoon and ended up with the above. It’s a beautiful fruit on the inside — snugly packed with seeds that resembled crosses between alien podlings and blood-red bath beads — and I had a much more enjoyable time pulling apart than I did actually tasting it (not that it tasted bad). Normal people make jellies with pomegranates, I gather. I just picked out and ate a bunch of the tangy podlings raw, making a little bit of a mess in the process.

Now I have a quince in my fridge and I’m holding back on reading anything about it online until I get a chance to play with it myself. What mysteries may be contained within…

Going Macro

Posted Mon, January 26, 2004, 4:00am EST by Carl Durrenberger

Nice macro photography, Josh.

While you're at it, you might as well add a kumquat to your list of strange fruit experiences. I'd be curious to see how all these bizarre entities stack up against the pedestrian grape or lowly banana...

Anyway. One of the design details I forgot to compliment the other day was your inclusion of a captioned photograph at the head of each post. It's a good way to draw the reader "into" your subject, methinks, and you're pulling it off very well.

Look forward to seeing more photographs in Auscillate in due time.