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Les Fleurs du mal ~ A dark garden blog

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Les Fleurs du mal or the English translation: "Flowers of Evil" is a volume of poetry by Charles Baudelaire. His poetry greatly influences me so it's only fitting that this be dedicated to him. The first post should also feature the erotic "Pomegranate"
#1 reason why I grow it is because of its bold sweet-tart taste
#2 The Greek myth of Persephone, the queen of the underworld. She was dragged to hell by Hades. While she was gone her mother Demeter (goddess of fertility & the harvest) searched for her in vein and turned the world to ice. She wouldn't let anything grow until Zuess made Hades return her. But Hades tricked Persephone into eating a few seeds of the Pomegranate. That is why we have the winter months.

Enough history
I hope you enjoy the Pomegranate pictures. The tree is now 7yrs old. It produces hundreds of pounds of beautiful fruit. So much so I started freezing some

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We went to the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts yesterday.
It was the first Museum we've visited since being vaccinated
I've been longing to travel & see the world but had settled for online
Museum visits. Little did I know that my most favorite artist (painter, sculptor
& jewelry designer) Alphonse Mucha's sculptor "La Nature" is located at VMFA
There are 7 known busts of "La Nature" scattered around the globe.
Richmond, Virginia
Brussels, Belgium
Wiesbaden, Germany
Paris, France
Somewhere in Japan (New Museum being built)
Rest in private collections
 

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Yay!!! After changing computers & having my email hacked ~ I'm finally back
Thank you so much @Saki.Girl

It's been a frustrating few months but everything is getting back to normal
Also want to Thank hubby for letting me use his account
yaaaaa i am glad you are back and posting whoot
 

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Pomegranates (circa 1910) Minna Keene won the Picture of the Year at the London Photographic Salon for this photograph of her daughter Violet at 17. Pomegranates are a classic symbol of fertility and eternal life, and here they represent Violet’s youth and vitality.
 

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Can't believe I found this beautiful blue Victorian Hearth Broom. The picture does not do it justice
The woman who sold it to me said it was her grandmother's. I find it heartbreaking that she sold it but I guess I should be glad I
bought it. It was only $12

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The Harvest Moon is tonight. May it shine brightly on you this blessed Mabon.

oh and the window boxes are now occupied for the season
 

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Have been trying to come up w/new ways to use all of the pomegranates.
The pumpkin cheese cake w/pom glaze tasted great but didn't set. So I decided to try making pomegranate jelly. It actually worked!!! Although I have to admit ~ I don't think I used enough sugar. I plan to make jelly again & will definitely add more sugar
 

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