I can't take as beautiful of photos as pilgrimgirl, but I did want to post these.
We figured out that we have a persimmon tree in our backyard. Who knew? If I am really ambitious, I will attempt persimmon pudding when fruit is finally ripe. I've been told it is ripe when the fruit falls from the tree.
I remember eating persimmons when I was in Russia - they tasted odd and different. I consider them a "forgotten fruit" of sorts.