Monday, 8 March 2010

Water melon

Indian summer has been noticed to have advanced itself this year, with the heat being noticed at the end of February itself.

Nature normally sends in her gifts with the seasonal changes for the happiness of mankind, it is the time for water melons.

Lying on a bed of hay and with thatched palm leaves as a roof the water melons are laid for sale.They are an invitation on a hot day .

We villagers are used to the dark exterior variety, which have the grainy tasty feeling on the tongue, but those are long gone, and the present ones seem to come from far off lands on lorry loads.

I got one from the shanty last week and we all got our slices, the second share was reluctantly accepted to be left over.

The melons were insipid and just watery, tasty only to the look.

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