Friday, April 23, 2010

Spice shop in Sri Lanka

This display of spices in the Sri Lanka Marketplace appears here courtesy of Flickr user 'Ekabhishek.'

Partial list of fragrant spices appearing here are cardamon, cinnamon, nutmeg, chili, pepper, turmeric, dill, anise, curry and vanilla.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Rainbow Garden

These are communally maintained township gardens of lavender and some colorful companions in Japan. The Nakafurano town Hokkaido is a popular destination throughout the summer tourist season for it's many lavender fields.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Myrrh Harvest

Today's blog photo depicts a Somalian worker collecting myrrh resin in the traditional fashion.

This photo dates from the 1970s and is published here courtesy of the Somalia Ministry of Information and National Guidance.

"Who is this coming up from the wilderness
Like palm-trees of smoke,
Perfumed with myrrh and frankincense,
From every powder of the merchant?"

"Till the day doth break forth,
And the shadows have fled away,
I will get me unto the mountain of myrrh,
And unto the hill of frankincense."
- Song of Solomon