【 PEACHES AND PIGEONS ) 】
This time, I am writing about something personal because all
the pictures here were shot in the yard of my home in Tatsugo-cho.
Hanamomo peach (Prunus persica) trees bloom in March in
Amami. The blossoms are deep pink and gorgeous. The fruit
ripens in July. Its size is a little smaller than a chicken egg.
It is often said the fruit isn't edible. I tried one and found it isn't
bad at all, although it's not very sweet. I once made some jam from
the collected ripe fruit. It turned out perfect in color, scent and taste.
One day a few years ago, I found pigeons called Zuaka-Aobato
(Formosan Green Pigeon) eating the fruit on our peach tree.
I took some photos of them from the second floor veranda of our house.
They seem to keep coming back every year to eat the fruit by twos