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Poem: "Pigeon Soup"
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marina_bonomi From: marina_bonomi Date: December 9th, 2011 07:26 pm (UTC) (Link)

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...And I really love it when I get to see what to me are everyday things through the eyes of someone living half a world away.

American things are so widespread over here that one is almost led to believe that our cultures are way more similar than they actually are, often it's the small things that uncover the truth.

>I haven't planted a quince yet because those are mostly for jelly, which I don't make; but they're supposed to have splendid flowers, so I'm still kind of tempted.<

Your yard must be really something. Yes quince threes are beautiful and the fruit has a lovely fragrance, over here there was the use of putting a quince in a wardrobe or a drawer to scent the bedsheets or the underwear.

Another detail you might like: it was common in vine-growing places (that is, almost everywhere in Italy) to have rosebushes at the head and the end of the rows of vines, that was because the roses are more sensitive than vines to some ilnesses and parasites, so, if the rose got ill one had warning enough to save the grapevines. The practice is coming back and there is a new rose variety bred just for that, the Bardolino http://www.davidaustinroses.com/italian/showrose.asp?showr=6124
rix_scaedu From: rix_scaedu Date: December 9th, 2011 10:55 pm (UTC) (Link)

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David Austin roses are lovely...
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