Sunday, 17 July 2011

Toad skin!

What a name for a melon!  "Piel de Sapo" sounds a little more exotic ... but, being translated, simply means toad skin.
The melon in question certainly looks like a toad ... a very large ten inch long toad ... but it has that rugged and rough green surface that, if it were half buried in a muddy pond, you'd imagine for a moment at least that you were looking at a living creature.
It is a very sweet and incredibly juicy melon grown in Spain, harvested between June and September.  The flesh is white and altogether a most desirable fruit which is just another in the 365Project series.  A series that is getting out of hand ... and I've already lined up two more types of melon and some other fruits to use this week.  Now I'm beginning to wonder if there's a whole month of fruit pictures?
Maybe I need a quick run in to the Chinese supermarket to find a few exotic things as well ... so far everything has been readily available and reasonably cheap in the regular greengrocer or supermarket.

O God, the protector of all who trust in you, 
without whom nothing is strong, nothing is holy: 
Increase and multiply upon us your mercy; 
that with you as our ruler and guide, 
we may so pass through things temporal 
that we finally lose not the things eternal: 
Grant this, heavenly Father, 
for Jesus Christ’s sake, our Lord.

Collect of the Fourth Sunday after Trinity
Book of Common Prayer

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