Sunday, October 24, 2010

spring and river

the second month of spring is almost over, and i am having a lot of fruity fun i am enjoying my life much more, since having become fruitarian. i am feeling blessed to be one, and during the last 5 years sharing my happy fruity days with another one, sweet fruitarian mango. together we love to share fruit, our garden, swimming and a lot of other fun.

the winter time was nice and hot throughout the days, and even nights and early mornings were warm enough, but the beauty of the spring is, that temperatures rise up and it is even warmer, and that, i love.

i also love to swim in our near by barron river, and with warmer days and nights of advanced spring the river is warmer as well, and i can stay in for much longer and swim much further up the river. i love swimming up stream, against the strong current, observing the banks of the river on my way. adoring the new luscious green colors the spring has painted on the brand new tree leaves, and all the plants are growing more vigorously showing off their new radiant green hues. and i enjoy floating down the river, and until i feel cold and swim again. and as i swim and float, observing the river banks, i see new birds nests. i've noticed that birds are more busy chirpy and more of them. such scenes give me euphoric giggles. the sky is always marvelous and full of beauty. yeah, water is a big passion in my life. i don't drink water, i never feel thirsty, i get all my pure water full of life from raw fresh fruit. yum. i don't drink water, but it is still an essential part of my life, i need water to swim in, and i have lived near water for over 20 years.

with warmer temperatures the mighty fruit is getting more sweet and that is another exciting part of spring.

me and mango we both love often pineapple and orange, also often pineapple orange grapefruit, at times pineapple orange grapefruit mandarin, at times pineapple orange grapefruit mandarin tangerine, juice and it is almost always our first meal of the day we share. very rarely it is watermelon. mango usually wakes up earlier than me, and he eats an avocado or two. if i ate an avocado as my first meal of the day, i would feel sick for the rest of that day. i can handle to eat avocado only during the late afternoon. watermelon is coming into season, and we recently got our first ones, from the first harvest of our friend farmer j, we visit him once a week, for a chat and to buy some fruit, mainly tomatoes and cucumbers. we eat and drink a box of each weekly. well, lately it is only me who is drinking tomato juice, mango prefers to eat them. so when i make for us cucumber juice i also make 1/2 a litre of tomato juice for myself. i drink almost 1 liter of cucumber juice and soon after tomato. mango has at times only 1/2 liter of cucumber juice, at times he has almost one liter like me. and it is very rare for us to skip our another favorite meal of the day, blended paw paw, usually we share almost 1 litre each. often we share tomato cucumber red and green pepper avocado salad, at times with red hot chili pepper. me and mango we share most of our meals. he may have some avocado alone, and me rarely one or two bananas. i used to be a big banana muncher in my first fruitarian days, more than 23 year ago, i could easily eat twenty bananas a meal a few times a day, plus some other fruit, mainly sweet watermelons, and mangoes when in season. back to the present, me and mango at times love to share whole frozen durian from thailand, because the local durian is not in season yet, and we enjoy sharing grama chamas, tree grapes, white sapote (another fruit on top of our favorite fruit list), ice cream beans, grapes, rock melon, water melon. ready to eat tamarind from the tree in our garden is falling down, but it's first fruit is still a bit sour for me, so i leave it for others. mango is having a little bit of it, most of them are given away.

the mangoes on local mango trees are getting bigger and some of them are even beginning to show their lovely orange colours.

life is beautiful

ready to peal and cut into salad

colorful fruit ready to peal and cut into yummy salad

me at fruitopia

me at fruitopia

i am selecting fresh organic fruit

i am in my element while choosing freshly picked fruit for us

i am swimming

i am swimming smiling

me and water

me and river

i love swimming

i love swimming

mango and his rocks

mango is having river rock fun

mango and his water rocks

mango and his water rocks art

beauty of the river bank

natural beauty of the river bank

mighty barron river

mighty barron river

Thursday, October 7, 2010

spring and mango

beautiful, glorious spring has been with us over one month now. oh, yeah, i love spring time with its bounty of cascades of flowers, full of life, showing off their lovely scent exquisite colors and various shapes. the truth is there are plenty of delicate flowers to admire all year round, but the spring is the most generous flower season of the year.

the most exciting for me are the flowering fruit trees and later on when tiny fruits are developing into fully grown sweet and juicy yummies. that's the beauty of living in hot tropics of far north queensland, there are always fruit trees flowering and fruiting.

mango trees already celebrated early spring with bunches of tiny flowers which within a few weeks had transformed into cute baby mango fruits. well, it's exciting watching them growing bigger over time until finally they reach their full size and color. some yellow, some deep orange, some light orange, and some with grassy green skins but once the skin is pealed and the fruit is ready to eat, bursting with sweet mango nectar, a bright orange color shines through like the summer sun. i love to watch my food developing on mighty fruit trees. it is so much more fun, than going and buying them in shops not even knowing how the plant they came from looks like. the best way for me to obtain my food, raw fresh fruit, is to grow my own fruit trees and harvest fruit from them, or second best, to eat fruit i've harvested from trees of my friends who love nature and don't use any harmful chemicals on their land.

or support other local fruit growers, producing their fruit with love and care, and buy yummy fruit from them. me and mango we do it all, we are growing some fruit in our garden, we get some from our friends, and we buy some at the local fruit markets. the fruit is of great quality and not expensive. at times we get free fruit presents as well.

there are a lot of beautiful events arriving with spring time and i may write more about them in my next post. now it's time to go out and enjoy it.

flowering mango tree
cute mango flowers

mango fruit and pumpkins
baby mangoes and ready to eat pumpkins

mango fruit
sweet baby mangoes and bright blue skies

healthy mango
healthy trees produce healthy fruit

new shiny life
new shiny life on old mango tree

supermarket oranges on special
me and bunch of oranges. at times we get our fruit from supermarket, this time yummy oranges on good special. yeah, loads of fresh raw orange juice ahead :)))