It’s October and the leaves should be turning, with cool breezes reminding us to get sweaters out from storage. Instead it’s 80 degrees and muggy here. Some are anxious for fall, but I’m enjoying this reminder of summer. I had already planned to do a watermelon post this week, so the weather is a nice coincidence.
We ate more watermelon than usual when a high school student from the Mississippi Delta stayed with us this summer. In an effort to make her feel at home, I asked what foods she liked. Shyly, she responded that watermelon is one of her favorite desserts - when I brought one home, she smiled broadly. As we munched on slices, she talked about planting seeds leftover from watermelons her family ate and tending the vines as the melons grew.