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Monday, February 24

Watermelon hearts

One day I brunched on watermelon. The yellow variety is not common in Thailand so when I found some in the supermarket, I checked out a huge slice. And while I was at it, I looked around for mention of the fruit from different media; sources, origins, background. Guess my favorite would be no. 1. What's yours? If you know anything else about them, it would be lovely to hear that. 

1. "When one has tasted watermelon, he knows what the angels eat."  ~ Mark Twain, Pudd'nhead Wilson

2. It had just struck nine from the cuckoo clock that hung over the mantel-piece in the dining room, when Victorine brought in the halved watermelon and set it in front of Mr Bessemer's plate. ~ Frank Norris, Blix

3. That night Flora wanted to eat watermelon. ~ Dorit Rabinyan, Persian Brides

4. What shall we do? All of us passionate girls who fear crushing the boys we love with out mouths like caverns of teeth, our mushrooming brains, and watermelon hearts? ~ Francesca Lia Block, Blood Roses

5. There were happy days with watermelon and sad days of whiskey. ~ Lewis Nordan

6. The head is a clumsy, ill-proportioned monstrosity. It is the understudy in a watermelon-rolling contest. ~Bauvard, The Prince of Plungers

7. Her skin is pale as watermelon sucked free of its juices. ~ Jaclyn Moriarty, The Ghosts of Ashbury High

8. The deeds were done and done again as my life is done in watermelon sugar. ~ Richard Brautigan, In Watermelon Sugar

9. For me, Felleni was like a watermelon. It is there. A watermelon can not die. ~ Roberto Benigni

10. Most of my memories of Texas are of mosquitoes. Watermelons. Crickets. And my brother teasing me. ~ Robin Wright

11. Watermelon. It's a good fruit. You eat, you drink, you wash your face. ~ Enrico Caruso

12. Ivan had contrived somehow in the dark of night to replace every watermelon in the watermelon patch with a gravestone, and every gravestone in the engraver's lot with a watermelon. ~ Kristin Cashore, Bitterblue

13. A party without watermelon is just a meeting. ~ Julia Child (ed.)

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  1. Wonderful shot. I prefer yellow watermelon too.

  2. I have never tried yellow watermelon.

  3. I have never seen yellow watermelon before. But I do love the pink one. Lovely photo.

  4. Not so fond of the yellow variety. The only quote I recognized is the one by Twain. Your post reminded me of an old country song my parents used to listen to: Old Dogs, Children, and Watermelon Wine.

    My T13: Book to Film

  5. Not so fond of the yellow myself. The only quote I recognized is the one by Twain. Your post brought to mind an old country song my parents used to listen to, Old Dogs, Children and Watermelon Wine.

    My T13: Book to Film

  6. I read watermelon and immediately thought of Brautigan. Thanks.
    Also loved the J Child quote.

  7. My personal favorite is the Benigni quote. Then again, I adore him, so it's only natural. Heh.

  8. I don't think I knew watermelon came in another color. I've heard that they are making them square-shaped now in places so they will fit in boxes, which just seems really wrong to me.

  9. How fun is that! I didn't know watermelon came in yellow . . . it is very pretty and I'm sure it tastes great, too! Thanks for sharing and for linking up to the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop at Katherine's Corner. See you next week! Nina @ mamas*little*treasures


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