Ziziphus jujuba , we call it žižola in Slovene, is not a well known fruit in my country. It grows at the coastal region and can be only seldom found at food markets elsewhere. No doubt I was happy getting the opportunity to take some photos of a nice Ziziphus jujuba tree !
Fascinating enough, the species was domesticated already 11000 years ago, in South Asia. Yet the plant has got its proper scientific name just recently!
In 2006, a proposal was made to suppress the name Ziziphus zizyphus in favor of Ziziphus jujuba, and this proposal was accepted in 2011. Ziziphus jujuba is thus the correct scientific name for this species. from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jujube
I was happy as a child seeing a circus coming to town today. Not that I like circus specifically, it is more a sort of a fiction about animals, artists, clowns bringing reminiscences from countries far away, from times far apart. It is a kind of magic, transforming all circus trucks and tents into arena full of colors and music to bring an hour of fairy tale for a single ticket. Could it be, that the same magic turned weeds from outskirts of the town into a real circus garden? Care signore, signori cari, let the show begin! Just here, in Circus Orient, just behind the beautiful weeds garden ! Come and see the most beautiful garden, fantastic animals, funny clowns , sweet little artists, come and believe in this reality! Believe, that even weeds are garden sometimes!! Come and see!!