Yesterday, I opened the front door and found this gorgeous watermelon on our porch!!! I knew it was from our sweet neighbor. . . aka "The Watermelon Fairy".
He's such a doll. He heads up to our local farmer's market each Wednesday. . .and when he does, he sometimes shares his finds with us. . .like this awesome melon!! Recently, we've also received wonderful peaches from him (that's when he's called "The Peach Fairy") and corn (yes, then he's "The Corn Fairy"). I call him that because it's always such a special surprise to hear the doorbell ring and find him standing there. . .smiling and handing me a gift of fresh produce.
Sometimes I'm not home when he makes a delivery and when that happens he just leaves the treasure by our door. . .such was the case with this wonderful melon surprise!
THE STONE RABBIT and I both LOVE watermelon. Besides ripe strawberries and peaches. . .sweet watermelons, at the height of their ripe perfection, are my favorite Summer time treats.
I'm no expert in how you can tell when you have a really good watermelon, cept I do know than when you cut into one and it "pops" when you are making the first incision. . .well it's almost always RIPE!!
So, today, when I cut into this beauty and it "popped" at me, then made a perfect SMILING split, showing it's glorious PINKish reddish treasure beneath the green rind. . .well. . .it just made me so happy. . .at a time that I really needed to feel happy. . . even for just a little while.
THE STONE RABBIT is such a corker!!! He knew just how to make that watermelon look even better. . .by adding some "shades"!!
Please visit Beverly's blog, HOW SWEET THE SOUND. She will have a huge group of bloggers ready to share their PINKS with you this weekend!!
HAPPY PINK SATURDAY!!