I wondered if looking at how others "picture" Pomona could be of any help to our current state of affairs:
Above is pouty-lipped "Monna Pomona" by Rosetti
The story goes that this guy named Vertumnus shape-shifted himself into an old woman in order to convince Pomona of how great marriage would be for her. Previous to this, Pomona was only interested in her garden.
Above is Frenchman Jean Ranc's interpretation of the same scene.
And this one is Francesco Melzi's version. Melzi was a pupil of Leonardo.
Here's Vertumnus changed back into a man, and getting busy with Pomona. This sculpture is by Camille Claudel and is housed at the Musee Rodin.
Here's Pomona as mosaic, featuring her right armpit.
Another armpit shot.
Above is the sculpture that stands Outside the Chicago Board of Trade Building.
That's the Goddess of Pomona on the left and Ceres on the right, welcoming folks to the New York Fair on an old promotional poster.
A rather nice bas relief on the Cornell University campus.
"Pomona" by Nicolay Antonov.
Not sure where this one comes from, but I like her attitude.
Unknown. Feel free to say if you know who painted this.
A Los Angeles Times' photographer's image of Pomona as a broken City.
The Penninsula Hotel at 5th Avenue and 55th STreet. Pomona on the left and Diana on the right.
A famous one by Nicolas Fouche.
Hey, how'd Norma get in here? Please call security.
This one is by someone named T.F. Simon. I'm not even sure if it's supposed to be the goddess, but this is one of my favorites - too bad it's so blurry.
"Pomona" by T.F.Simon.
Pomona as she appears in Thomas Plaza on Second Street. Thank you to Senior Staff Photographer Richard E. Nunez for the shot.