Bees dig the plum blossoms

and humans dig the fruit (the first part is a quote by Charles Olson).

Charles Olson was an American poet, hitherto unknown to me.

Since we are particular here about our fruits, I probably shouldn’t have called this a plum but rather a damson (although all damsons are plums, yet not all plums are damsons).

The Ragtag Daily Post: Plum

7 thoughts on “Bees dig the plum blossoms

    1. There is a special kind of jam called Latwerg (is south-western Germany) which is cooked for days (literally, my husband tells of shifts at pot which needed stirring even as a child). The result is a chewy, sticky, dark mass which is used on bread (just as jam but very different) or for cakes. It is absolutely delicious and luckily available in stores these days.

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    1. Because they taste completely different. If I’d bake a plum cake and a cake with damsons – that’ll be two completely different cakes, as different as an apple cake and a peach cobbler. Here is a photo (not mine) of a cake made of damsons, typical for south west Germany. You can see the fruit beside it – it’s not what I get if buy a plum.

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