Christmas came like a brilliant flash of light, and then it dimmed and extinguished like a candle.  Now the country is starting another rat race to jollify the end of the year.  People will buzz like honeybees collecting food and other decorations for the New Year’s celebrations.  Year 2015 is only three days ahead.  I can hear the following words reverberating inside my head; “five, four, three, two, one, zero—Happy New Year-2015!”

Instead of mangoes, papayas, watermelons or guavas; we will choreograph pears, apples and grapes on the midnight dinner table.  Those are the traditional fruits to celebrate the new year.  Here at home we follow the same tradition.  It has always been the same way since I was a kid growing up in a banana plantation in the middle of nowhere called Changuinola.

Below are several close-up pictures of traditional exotic fruits which will deck our New Year’s dinner table.  Here we go.

Photo by ©Omar Upegui R.
Photo by ©Omar Upegui R.
Photo by ©Omar Upegui R.
Photo by ©Omar Upegui R.
Photo by ©Omar Upegui R.
Photo by©Omar Upegui R.
Photo by ©Omar Upegui R.

“There is only you and your camera.  The limitations in your photography are in yourself, for what we see is what we are.”—Ernst Haas

Note:  Pictures shot with a compact P&S Canon PowerShot A720 IS


2 thoughts on “Fruits”

  1. Context is everything! You call these exotic fruits, and yet for us, they’re so ordinary, they hardly deserve mention. On the other hand, to have a fresh pineapple, a mango, papaya or bananas? Those were our exotic fruits when I was a kid. One thing is certain. They’re all good!

  2. I agree, it is a matter of semantics and perspectives. People here revere apples, grapes and pears. On the other hand, our native fruits are just taken for granted.

    Once in New York, I happened into an apple tree loaded with fruit outside my hotel. I couldn’t believe my eyes—real apples hanging from a tree!

    And yes again, all of them are good to eat.

    Bon appétit,


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