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Parejas [Pairs]

Its odd how often baby fruit grow in clusters of pairs, snuggled up together, cosy and safe. Pomegranates, persimmon … even vegetables get in on the act. Nature’s way of pairing us up, I guess.

pairs - persimmon in july 4-7-11Persimmon, still green in July…

pairs - pomegranate flower & baby fruit1 3-7-13Pomegranate flower and baby fruit in July…

pairs - aubergines in the huerta 17-8-13Aubergines, berenjenas, in the huerta in August, growing side-by-side…

pairs - pomegranates in august - getting bigger still green 5-8-13Pomegranates in August, getting bigger but still green and still together.

I look at these photos and hear Ella Fitzgerald’s singing ‘Let’s Do It’ and it makes me smile!
Birds do it, bees do it
Even educated fleas do it

Let’s do it
Let’s fall in love

In Spain, the best upper sets do it
Lithuanians and Letts do it

Let’s do it
Let’s fall in love

The Dutch in old Amsterdam do it
Not to mention the Finns
Folks in Siam do it
Think of Siamese twins

Some Argentines
Without means, do it
People say in Boston
Even beans do it

Let’s do it
Let’s fall in love

Romantic sponges
They say, do it
Oysters down
In Oyster Bay do it

Let’s do it
Let’s fall in love

Cold Cape Cod clams
Against their wish do it
Even lazy jellyfish
Do it

Let’s do it
Let’s fall in love

Electric eels, I might add do it
Though it shocks them I know
Why ask if shad do it
Waiter bring me “Shad roe”

In shallow shoals, English soles, do it
Goldfish in the privacy of bowls, do it

Let’s do it
Let’s fall in love

The chimpanzees in the zoos, do it
Some courageous kangaroos, do it

Let’s do it
Let’s fall in love

I’m sure giraffes on a sly do it
Heavy hippopotamus do it

Ooh, let’s do it
Let’s fall in love

Old clogs who hang down from twigs, do it
Though the effort is great
Sweet guinea pigs, do it

By a couple and wait, the world admits
Bears in pits, do it
Even Pekingese in the Ritz, do it

Let’s do it
Let’s fall in love

That’s why birds do it

The dragonflies in the sky, do it
Sentimental centipedes, do it

Let’s do it
Let’s fall in love

Mosquitoes Heaven forbid

In shallow shoals, English soles, do it
Goldfish in the privacy of bowls, do it

Let’s do it
Let’s fall in love

Today’s post is written in response to East of Malaga’s CONEJO BLANCO BLOG HOP. To read more about Marianne’s Spanish Photo Challenge for October, and to read other posts on the same theme, click here:-
http://eastofmalaga.net/2013/10/01/cbbh-photo-challenge-pairs/

Part of the pleasure of this Challenge is visiting new blogs which other bloggers have recommended. These are my two featured blog links this month, so please visit and enjoy!

Jessica’s gardening notes at http://brownpaperbelle.com/ are fascinating as she’s in Queensland, Australia and so in a hemisphere/season so different from ours. Her website is beautiful to look at, and the recipes are good too.

I also love the recipes at http://homemadewithmess.wordpress.com/. Check out the strawberry vanilla and coconut crumble!

5 to remember
una pareja – a pair
la caqui – persimmon/Sharon fruit
caqui – khaki [the colour]
cómodo/a y calentito/a – cosy
seguro/a – safe