Monday, January 26, 2009

Pomona





POMONA HAS BEEN LABLED OBSCURE,
YET SURVIVED ANTIQUITY AS THE ROMAN GODDESS
OF ORCHARDS AND FRUIT TREES.
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It is said that she made it with the help of Vertumnus, God of the Changing Year, for he allowed the seasons to reach her orchard and ripen her fruit.

It's known that he fancied her,but disguised himself as an old hag so he could befriend her, gain her confidence.

Old ladies seemed more trustworthy than Gods.

They did this sort of thing in antiquity.

It worked out in the end.
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Pomona did well in history. She can be found at the Louvre,
and outside the Plaza Hotel in New York City.
There she is in the works of Rubens and Rembrandt.

There are eight cities in the U.S. named Pomona and we have
Pomona College.
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Also 32 Pomona, is an astoroid and
Papilio Pomona, a species of butterfly.
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As William Holden said in "Sunset Boulevard"...."They'll love
it in Pomona".

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And let's not forget Steve Miller singing,
"Really love your peaches,
wanna shake your tree".
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She went in a kid, and came out a star!




Based on information by
David Allen














9 comments:

willow said...

Pomona. Who knew?

Lyn said...

Willow-
I know! It pays to have a mentor.
Thank you...

Raph G. Neckmann said...

How intriguing! I'll have to rename the apple-tree corner of our garden Pomona Plot!

Jeane said...

Lyn - thanks for connecting all the dots - I had bits and pieces of this, but would never have connected it all - very interesting

Lyn said...

Raph-
That seems only fair! Thank you so much...

Jeane-
I guess we all have a lineage. This was fun! Thanks.

A Cuban In London said...

Beautiful and informative post as usual. Many thanks.

Greetings from London.

Lyn said...

To
A Cuban...
Girls just want to have fun!!
Thanks for your kind words.

KrissyKristina said...

I'm loving the art history. Thank you for the cool knowledge!

Lyn said...

Krissy...
Thanks so much. I really enjoyed this one!

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