Saturday, November 16, 2013
Neat and Your Favorite Fruit (This week's Photo Hunt themes)
Shortly before my 10th birthday, two friends asked me what were my favorite fruits. I named a bunch of tropical fruits, including durians (a couple of which are pictured hanging from a tree above) and mangoes. For some reason that I couldn't understand at the time, my answer displeased my friends, who then proceeded to rephrase their question to "What are your favorites of the fruits we can get here?", with "here" at the time being England.
After some thought, I told them "strawberries and bananas". This answer satisfied them and the subject was then promptly dropped, something which puzzled me further... until the day of my birthday when their family brought a pretty neat birthday cake to the house that was filled with... strawberries and bananas!
Many years on, I still remember that birthday and cake. And I still love strawberries, bananas, durians and mangos -- but also have added a whole bunch of other fruits to my favorites list. Put another way: I love a whole range of fruits -- and I like them fresh, candied (like the sticks of hawthorn berries in the top most photo on this blog entry), in drinks and many other ways!
At the same time though, I have to admit to being unwilling to pay exorbitant sums for unusual sized, shaped, etc. fruits (like the extra big watermelon in the middle photo above) the way that the Japanese are famously willing to do! Still, I do find those fruit interesting and neat enough to want to take photos of. (And, all in all, it's been kinda amusing -- as well as neat -- for me to find out how many fruit photos I have when rooting through my photo archive for Sandi's and Gattina's Photo Hunt this week! ;b )