Ripe Rubies


Elder sister Y kindly sent Mei-Shun one of her favorite fruits; cherry, this year again. Her husband worked with its growers in Yamagata decades before, keeps in touch with them. By the way, does above precious stone have other colors? … ah-ha, they are sapphires including pink one, green, blue of course, etc. It sounds much better than calling them red/blue corundum respectively.