Monday, January 23, 2012

Kiwis and milestones

Pomegranates come into the supermarket around Thanks-Giving, Navel oranges come in right around Christmas. End of January, apparently, is kiwi-time. Yesterday, while doing our regular weekly pick-up at the local store, Elrin and I ran into a stack of clear containers from California, each filled with 8 or so kiwi-fruit. Kiwis from the US? How unlikely! Preposterous, even!
And so, defying Elrin's common (?) sense, I got a box, instead of Italian-bred pile of loose fruit. The latter were definitely softer and, El thought, sweeter.

So, what's the word on the Cali-Kiwi's?

They are actually quite good; firm, but very sweet.

"Silence of the Lambs" is up in the book list, from the stack originally gotten from the folks' farm. Am about a third of the way through, and am very surprised that a character as cliche as an FBI trainee can hold ones' attention so well.

On the art end, I've finished off the black and white images for "Two Little Birds". It's a short story-book intended for the kiddies 2 to 3 years of age, with very little text, but a lot of pictures for the parent to talk their children through. Presently, I'm in mortal terror of actually coloring it in.