Old tree, new name

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,[6] and this proposal was accepted in 2011.[7] Ziziphus jujuba is thus the correct scientific name for this species. from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jujube










Circus Orient Garden

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!!