Gooseberry, Red Currant and Black Currant in a vase

And now remains faith, hope, charity, these three, but the greatest of these is charity.

1Corinthians 13 : 13
The red currant leaves are russet and yellow and rise up towards the back of
the vase. Russet is a mixture of purple and orange pigments. The first recorded use of this word in English was in 1562. Maybe they aren’t russet to you but I really like the word RUSSET now!
Put into words the profound life of a leaf.
The red and black currants did experience Blister Aphid damage this year. The aphid sucks out the chlorophyll and the leaf has a bubble of yellow going to red. Inspite of this they produced many bunches of berries shared with the pigeons. The pigeons are encouraged to come, from far and wide to grow big and fat per kind favour of our neighbour one door down who feeds them their favourite grains. I used our share of the berries to make a coulis for ice-cream and yogurt. It was actually meant to be jam but it turned into a coulis which was delicious and with less sugaršŸ¤£!
The gooseberry bushes fruited well and this year the pigeons got them before me. This is something my father-in-law would be disgusted about. Being a Yorkshireman he felt strongly that gooseberries from the garden, stewed with sugar allowed to get cold or eaten hot with custard were a must. Mom used to do it for him. I never got it right. He was most annoyed that while he was in hospital I thought it best the pigeons had them. I had no desire to compete with them at the small green stage.

In the thirteenth chapter of First Corinthians the apostle Paul defines true Christlike love. …This chapter is an expression of the obedience of all who love God and keep His commandments. It is brought into action in the life of every true believer.

E.G. White Letter 156, 1900

2 thoughts on “Gooseberry, Red Currant and Black Currant in a vase

  1. That shiny vase and the russet/yellow/green leaves are a stunning combination!
    Remember the gooseberries we ate by the dairy on the farm in Gwelo, and the jam Granny Stratford made? šŸ„°


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