Tuesday, 16 September 2008

A Fine September Day


I love this time of year. The chill morning air gives room to breathe. There are signs of fall, and yet the bees are still poking around...


Our neighbours still have green tomatoes on the vine....


And the earth is still producing bounty, sometimes with weird and curious results...


The farmer very prosaically explained that the watermelon had rested on vines. I prefer to think of it as a magical watermelon tattoo. It's so beautiful. And it was in relief, so there we were at the market, Safiya and I, caressing this watermelon in wonder.

Sometimes that's all it takes to make a day fine.

6 comments:

Amy said...

We recently had a watermelon (I think it was a sugar baby) with very similar patterns on it. I was given no explanation and thought it was proof of alien existence... I guess I was wrong.

Heather said...

How pretty!! The photos in this post are all lovely.

Laura said...

Wow, what a lovely moment!

Tiff said...

what a cool looking watermelon. I love fall too. It's just startin to cool off here. It's been nice not to be sweating withthe sun beating down.

Sarah said...

I like the magical tattoo theory. Or it's also like scarification, which I tend to associate with tattoos, being a type of body decoration. Makes me think of crop circles too. Did you bring the watermelon home?

Things Hand Made said...

Thats amazing, I have never seen anything like that before.