9/14/09

Watermelons!!!


“When one has tasted watermelon,
he knows what the angels eat.”

~ Mark Twain


Look what I found on our front porch yesterday afternoon!! Five watermelons!! I know it looks like four, but I already had one of these beauties snatched up and chillin' in the fridge before I thought to make the picture!

Finding the watermelons was such a nice surprise!! We got another one when we cut into one of them and found that it was yellow!! Oh my, oh my!! For those of you who aren't watermelon connoisseurs, this might not mean much to you, but for those of you who love watermelon like we do, I don't have to tell you what a delightful discovery this was!

Wikipedia says this about the yellow version of this fruit:

"Yellow Crimson Watermelon: variety of watermelon that has a yellow colored flesh. This particular type of watermelon has been described as "sweeter" and more "honey" flavored than the more popular red flesh watermelon."

They even have a photo labeled - "Watermelon with yellow flesh." Around here, we refer to them as being "yellow-meated."


Yellow-meated watermelon


Watermelon Wedge

Cubed watermelon, from which Larry removed the seeds for all of us
(I've told y'all he's a real keeper!)


I do love the way God works! Saturday morning, while we were taking a little walk downtown, we spied some of the local farmers selling veggies on the square. Larry remarked how he wished we had a watermelon. No one was selling watermelons though - just peas and tomatoes. Then on Monday, five melons turned up at our house out of the blue!! I just love it!!

It took us just a bit to figure out who blessed us with these delectable fruits. We're pretty sure we've got it figured out, but it's still unconfirmed! For now, I'll just say - "Many thanks!" to whomever blessed us in the sweet and generous way! We truly appreciate it and are really enjoying the watermelons!

Watermelon Info:

Watermelon refers to both fruit and plant of a vine-like herb originally from southern Africa and one of the most common types of melon. This flowering plant produces a special type of fruit known by botanists as a pepo, a berry, which has a thick and fleshy center; pepos are derived from an inferior ovary and are characteristic of the Cucurbitaceae. As a member of the Cucurbitaceae family, the watermelon is related to the cantaloupe, squash and pumpkin, other plants that also grow on vines on the ground.

Watermelons can be round, oblong or spherical in shape and feature thick green rinds that are often spotted or striped. Inside this smooth, thick exterior resides a juicy, sweet interior flesh, usually red, but sometimes orange, yellow, or pink. They range in size from a few pounds to upward of ninety pounds.

Although watermelons can now be found in the markets throughout the year, the season for watermelon is in the summer when they are sweet and of the best quality. Personally, we like ours served ice cold!!!

Watermelon is not only great on a hot summer day, this delectable thirst-quencher may also help quench the inflammation that contributes to conditions like asthma, atherosclerosis, diabetes, colon cancer, and arthritis. It is a concentrated source of antioxidants, vitamins and is extremely low in calories, making it an excellent food choice for most diets.

Click HERE for great teaching resources from the National Watermelon Promotion Board

Watermelon info obtained from: Wikipedia and The World’s Healthiest Foods

2 comments:

  1. Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a comment! :) I love this watermelon post - God is so very faithful, isn't He? I was just talking to my hubby this morning about the year I worked as an aide to a missionary and literally made $30 a month. I recall praying for orange juice because I had a craving. Within days I had orange juice-this happened OFTEN. Rent would be due, and a check would show up in my mailbox. I had random people give me clothing and other things I needed. He's SO SO GOOD!

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  2. What a great find and what a great man !!
    Who in the South doesnt love watermelon, one of our family favorites, looks yummy !!

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