Sunday, 17 March 2013
Botanic bacchanalia in a backyard.
Sunday morning in the backyard of my in-laws in Kellyville Ridge, NSW. A neighborhood that didn't exist five years ago as Sydney's westward expansion continues like a macadam storm surge. My sasuma (mother-in-law) grew up on a farm in Sigatoka, Fiji and doesn't possess a green thumb -- she's got green marrow in her bones. Here she's picking longbean grown from Fijian seeds.
peepal tree. It's native to India and plays an important role in several religions; hence, its botanical name of Ficus religiosa.
You can take the girl out of the Sigatoka Valley ....