Wild Fuchsia

Yearning for Mt Lanin

Yearning for Mt Lanin

Perdita and Eugenia are two little Argentine girls, made by Gustavo Trullet.  On a fall afternoon (while Gracia was picking Blackberries)  they went outside to play and were suddenly overcome by homesickness…

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The Trumpets of Paradise

The Trumpets of Paradise

Eugenia’s wood is from the Arrayanes tree in the Province of Neuquén. Nearby on the forested slopes of  Volcan Lanin, the understory consists of wild Fuchsia! Eugenia loved the little purple and red trumpets.

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Perdita Perched

Perdita Perched

Perdita climbed up a sturdy branch.

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Spring is coming in Argentina

Spring is coming in Argentina

The Argentine girls enjoyed a nostalgic moment…they have been trying to convince the human that the fuchsia berries are edible and make good jam…Wikipedia thinks so too (click here) hmmm…

6 thoughts on “Wild Fuchsia

  1. A drift of blossoms! How wonderful. I hope that these girls have recovered from their longings for the old country. The idea of fuchsia berry jam is intriguing, I wonder if it has the taste of perfume.

    • So far the one tiny jar tastes rather of blackberry since we mixed some in for colour and volume. I think we picked the berries too soon, and will perhaps try again when the berries are riper…will let you know the result!

  2. who would have guessed that Fuschia berries were edible?? It is one of my favorite flowering plants…every year I purchase one or two for a shady area off the porch. Your girls are so sweet. My Hittys and I got a little tearful over their homesickness.

    • I never knew either, but I dared eat a couple with no ill effects, so the girls decided to try jam. The first lot was very blackberry-y. I think the berries ripen serially so we might have to collect them over a few days and freeze them till there are enough.

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