domenica 22 giugno 2014

Pomegranate Wood - Punica Granatum


Originally Pomegranate is from Iran and northern India, but pomegranates (Punica granatum) appear in Egyptian mythology, the Old Testament and in the Babylonian Talmud.

Pomegranates are not particular about their soil, but they do need full sun and regular water -- once a week or more during extremely hot weather.
In Morocco, the bark of the pomegranate tree, with its high tannin level, was traditionally used for curing leather. In Japan, the bark is used as an insecticide. Both the rind and the flowers from pomegranates can be used for making dyes for fabric. And while production is limited, some producers make walking sticks and small wood implements from the hard pomegranate wood.

The amministration of my town has bought some years ago an old pomegranate tree and planted in the middle of a roundabout road, as an ornament. I heard that they have spent 3.000 euro for that old plant!

however, last summer was really intractable hot and the town gardener forgot to watering the old tree, and becouse of that it has deadly dry.

Shots taken are really terrible, I was not able to eliminate the reflection of the flash on the surface..

I took a pictures with a really old digital camera, a toy called Kodak C743.








Paolo