Photo's 2004 - (before DSLR)
Time travel with me back a Long Way to the 1950's, for sure it was before digital cameras, and mothers little box Brownie took no photos of flowers, only rare photos of our family. The inspiration for this post is the fact I paid 6.95 for a watermelon.
My mothers family was from here where I live now, and most were farmers or citrus growers, fresh fruit and veggies were our common way of life.
In Savannah daddy grew all our food, but not watermelons, and we paid a dollar each for big water melons, we were always excited to come here to visit my grandmother because they were so cheap. Watermelons here were 2 and 3 for a dollar...
My grandmother had 3 mango trees, 2 kumquat trees, a lemon tree with lemons the size of a grapefruit, and wild cherries on bushes. her sister had a grove of 4 kinds of citrus. I thought I was in heaven with all that free fruit... we went home with the car loaded.
Mothers sister married a tomato farmer and he grew potatoes for Ruffles Chips in the summer and tomatoes in the winter... his sons still do that.
we never iced our watermelons, we ate them room temps and I still prefer mine that way. bob likes his cold.
we would take one out in the yard and daddy hacked it in big chunks and we
dripped ate until it was gone.