Thursday, 26 March 2009

Berries and boots

When I was growing up in a country town, we had a plant or creeper of some sort that grew along one boundary fence. It bore a fruit that was encased in a papery sack. At the time (35 years ago), we called them "chinese gooseberries". It turns out that chinese gooseberry was the original name for kiwi fruit, so I don't know where my parents came up with that name. However, I spotted something similar today - at least the papery sack surrounding the fruit was similar, even if the fruit inside was not. They bore a fairly tart green fruit the size of a grape. Buggered if I know what they are.

And then there was this guy - decked out in lycra speedy gear, but wearing steel capped, elastic sided workboots with toeclips. Wierd combination.

You see all sorts out on the road.

1 comment:

Damon said...

I knew them as Cape Gooseberries in my youth in Brisbane