It’s weird how coincidences occur isn’t it? Makes me wonder if some of them are purely random chains of events that just happen to fit into some sequential thought processes or if they are divine actions that target an individual. Anyway, whilst walking the dogs early this morning I spotted a Lorikeet (Loriculus beryllinus) on one of  the Guava (Psidium sp.) trees, but as I tried to stalk it to get a better look, Buster spooked a squirrel and the resulting action made the bird fly off. Having completed the walk a bit later we were heading back to the house when there the Lorikeet was again, this time on one of the pomegranate (Punica granatum) trees – helping itself to a fruit that had already been picked at, strewing pomegranate pips at the base of the tree as it did its thing. This time I had the time to get a close look and even managed to get a couple of shots of the bird before it flew away again. I plucked the partially eaten pomegranate, knocked off the eaten bit and helped myself to the deeply crimson coloured, delicious fleshy pips within. Cool, refreshing and yummy to boot.

Back in the house and out of the early morning chill of 12C, I find Java at the laptop with WorldSpace emitting some waay out John Cage type of stuff. He looks pretty absorbed and then, when he finally notices me getting a cup of steaming hot brew, he gives me his morning’s flash:

Heey maaan, check dis sheeet out – ccordin’ to dem UC California scientists jus one glass of pomegranate juice a day be good for dem folk dat want to boost dere performance in dere bedrooms. It say here dat one glass a day ‘..can act like Viagra’. It also say dat da juice be full of antioxidants that, dig this, ‘..increases the blood supply to the genitals.’ How bout dat sheeet?!!

Java leaves the laptop to replace WorldSpace with Amy Winehouse’s Back to Black album off the Ipod, and I mosey over to the laptop to take a look at what he was on about. Sure enough, there it was Pomegranate juice as good as Viagra, datelined London, 1 Dec. 2007, 0001 hrs, ANI. Here’s the link: Pomegranate juice as good as Viagra-Health/Science-The Times of India.

Other benefits of consuming pomegranate include reducing the risk of heart disease and preventing prostrate cancer. There’s more.

Know what maan, here we be havin dese trees all over da garden and yo ever notice how few times we be eatin dem fruit? I aim to be eatin more pomegranate from here on out – an hey, it be havin nuttin at all to do wit all dat blood flow to dem genitals hear? I be into dat sheet fo dem antioxidants an nuttin else – all dem odder side-effects maan, dey jus be dat icin on da cake.

Java usually likes to get things clear – just in case. So I took his word for it – daily dose of pomegranates – only for the antioxidants.

Yeah, right!

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