Winter is just three days away, so now is a good time to remember Persephone and the pomegranates. Kidnapped by Hades, Persphone was tricked into eating six pomegranate seeds. The result is that each year, Persephone must spend six months living with Hades underground and the other six months she is free to return home above ground. Thus, for six months each year, all green things thing die while Persephone’s mother mourns her kidnapped daughter.
Of course, if you prefer a happier story, just know that pomegranate arils make a tasty treat! My colleague Maria (www.lonestarlens.com) took the photo.