Saturday 10 April 2010

Raiders of the last guava

Fruit-stealing thrushes inspired William Morris to create a print that became one of his most successful fabric designs, the Strawberry Thief. Had Morris faced a brace of coppery brushtails raiding his cherry guava trees instead of speckled songbirds, I'd imagine the resulting design would have been even more popular and enduring.

Note the accomplice hidden in the leaves

Looks like there'll be no cherry guavas left for me