An icy snow-bitten wind snaps at the fronds of the Monstera Deliciosa…
The Fruit Salad Plant…
Particularly apt here as its shredded leaves frame a pyramid of limes basking in the winter sun
Where bitter sweet kumquats glow and patiently wait to be marmalade
And ever-delicious expats from the tropics grasp at strands of sunshine
as they happily nestle in a rust bucket.
Then there are the South American tree tomatos… tantalising tamarillos,
And the citrus queen
beckoning to be juiced.
And finally the blushing corella pear and the ornamental cabbage flower sit silently in the shade,
waiting for a hint of warmth.
And all this is just at the entrance to the Café.
If this is what’s on the outside on a bright winter’s day in Sydney,
Imagine what lies within?
© 2014 Francesca Muir