Monday, October 1, 2012

Weather Forecast - Not

The Persimmon Trees are loaded with fruit right now. A good time to be collecting them for jam and such. I like to pick up a few for the Fall/Winter weather forecast. Unfortunately when I opened this seed it didn't show spoon or fork. The first time this has happened to me. It was pure white inside. Maybe I have to wait until the fruit ripens a little more. 
I have heard others say they have found spoons inside. This means a rough winter. If so, it would correlate with the TV weather people. Has anyone else looked to see what their persimmon seeds forecast?

10 comments:

Laure Ferlita said...

Now this is something I haven't ever heard of, Lisa! And I'm a little surprised as I come from a farming community. And I certainly don't wish a rough winter on anyone, but a hard freeze or two would be good for the bug population in Florida!

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

I thought I was reading wrong when I read this about spoon and fork being inside. lol
Never heard of that one. You did a great illustration tho.. maybe the white means a bland winter. :))

Teri Casper said...

Never heard this before but very interesting. Wonderful sketch Lisa.

Jim said...

Well, Lisa, I can't imagine a fork or spoon inside the persimmon fruit. We have had some here growing wild but most were cut down for house locations.

If I can find one still remaining I will pick some to see what they have.
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Thank you for you kind words on our loss of Adi. We miss her.
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Jim said...

Well, Lisa, I can't imagine a fork or spoon inside the persimmon fruit. We have had some here growing wild but most were cut down for house locations.

If I can find one still remaining I will pick some to see what they have.
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Thank you for you kind words on our loss of Adi. We miss her.
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soulbrush said...

Oh that's new to me too. Somehow it feels as though it's going to be a rough Winter here too- can't say why I feel this though. Love your sketches dear one. Sending you lotsa warm Autumnal thoughts.

Teresa said...

Jill,

I noticed a comment you made on the Artist Journal Workshop blog about sketch crawls. I work for the Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library, and our branch (East Branch) sponsored a sketch crawl this past summer. I have plans in the works for three crawls in May 2013 in different historic areas of Evansville. Drop me a line if you're interested. I've had several other people contact me, so getting a group together shouldn't be a problem.

Teresa said...

I mean Lisa, not Jill. Sorry!

Julie said...

I have never heard of this! Very fun! I'm not sure if persimmons grow here...I've not seen one before anyway! Great sketch!

Dana said...

Have you checked this year? My father-in-law just told me this story and I had to do some research. He said they saw all spoons this year in Oklahoma. We are going to test some tomorrow so I can see for myself. Did you ever re-try yours last year? And did the prediction turn out right?