Thursday, April 15, 2010

Mango Season in Progress

So, I can't yet give a description of the taste of the perfect mangoes that are hanging from trees all over Santo Domingo, but with mango season well on it's way I can give you a few shots of how they look from this end of mango season. These photos are from the park behind our house.

I imagine myself a bit like the characters in those movies based on Jane Austen novels. Casually skipping along, plucking a piece of fruit from the tree as I giggle and my young, Hugh Grant-like beau grabs my hat and runs off laughing as a take a big bite of my newly plucked fruit before casually throwing it on the ground and running after him because, hey, there is a ton of this fruit around here.

Except, I guess one can't eat mangoes like apples....and I'm no Victorian sweetheart, but still - one
can let the mind wander with all this tropical fruit around. I hear something similar happened to the Conquistadors.


  1. gorgeous! I'm not sure I've ever noticed a mango how they hang down. Enjoy some for us!

  2. Wow. They're just begging to be picked.

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  4. For a second there, I thought that first shot was of the bottom of a breakfast taco, from underneath a glass table. See what I mean?