June 3, 2016

2594 UNITED KINGDOM (Bermuda) - Avocado Harvesting

Bermuda Arts Center, located at the cooperage of Royal Naval Dockyard offers a range of impressions and style galleries. It is a creative workshop and a gallery of the local and resident artists. Art and handicrafts section of the Bermuda Arts Center started in April 1987, as the Bermuda Craft Market which still exists separately. Now it looks sleek and modern in a separate building, and has beautiful paintings & photographs on display on the walls.

Regarding the theme of the painting shown in the postcard, should be said that avocado (Persea americana), a tree native to Central Mexico, can be prolific in certain sheltered areas in Bermuda. The fruit is a large berry that contains a single seed. Bermuda has two types, the much smaller one in known as alligator pear because of its rough green skin. A grafted Bermuda one - referred to as an Avozilla - has smooth skin, can be round or typically avocado pear-shaped - will grow four times as large as the typical variety.

About the stamps
The first stamp is part of the series Bermudan Shells, about which I wrote here. The second is part of a series issued to commemorate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, about which I wrote here. The last stamp is part of the series Bays and Inlets, about which I wrote here.

Bermuda Arts Center - Bermuda Attractions
Bermuda's Flora - Welcome to Bermuda

Sender: Denise 
Sent from Southampton (Bermuda / United Kingdom), on 30.04.2014

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