Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Buddha's Hand

A friend brought this fragrant citrus fruit called a Buddha's Hand.  

To me it looks like an octopus or jellyfish, or a flower, or flames. 

If you use your imagination, it could look like hands held together in a mudra (prayerful gesture).


And here is one we saw at the San Francisco Conservatory of Flowers, still green on the tree:

Speaking of fruit, and the Buddha, here is a link to Buddha-shaped pears.  I'd love to have one on my altar.

1 comment:

  1. It is hard to believe that there is a fruit called Buddha's Hand. Thanks for sharing the information on it. Beth