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Galia…”God’s Wave”

As I was buying some fruit the other day… I bought this Cantaloupe… 

As you see it came in a mesh bag…

Which was unusual…

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As I cut it open the next day… I thought, “Oh, NO!… It’s not ripe!”

expecting to see that wonderful orange color k10972546of all of the cantaloupes I have eaten…

I looked at it carefully…

Skin seemed the same…

I smelled a slight cantaloupe scent…

but, it was a pale yellow/green in color…

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I de-seeded it just like a cantaloupe…

 

but, as I looked at the bag… I noticed a check mark by the word Galia…

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So… what was this “Galia” ?…

I found that it is a hybrid melon developed in Israel-1973… by melon breeder Dr. Zvi Karchi in Israel…

He named it after his daughter… Galia… meaning God’s Wave in Hebrew…

LOOKS… like a cantaloupe… OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA but, more like a honeydew in taste… 

with a faint cantaloupe taste…

Very sweet and juicy…

So… you might need to be more observant than I was…

or you might end up trying a NEW FRUIT!

 

 

 

 

My Sunday Gratefuls – July 7, 2013

My company left this morning… heading back to Tennessee

We said good-bye last night…where they could get an early start this morning…

I couldn’t help but, call and check on them… and they were already on the road

It had rained every day they were here… Dampening (literally) a few plans… but, we just opted to do some other things… k0334307

TODAY… of course… is bright… sunny… with a beautiful blue sky k9095031 … as they head home…

They will be on my mind for a few days… reminiscing about what we talked about… what we did… where we went…

I walked around my yard this morning… them on my mind k11242244 … checking on my flowers… and seeing how things are growing…

Our routine getting back in step pretty quick… and I’m sure theirs will too…

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Cracked Bird’s egg found as I walked out my back door on the ground…

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Yellow Gladiola has bloomed…

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Marigolds I had planted from seed… have been blooming…

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Petunias I rescued from being thrown away at Wal-Mart… are doing great!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Hibiscus is three years old and blooming… I got for Mother’s day from the kids…

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Cantaloupe seeds from a cantaloupe we were eating that I threw in this flower-pot… have grown like crazy and have lots of blooms…

If I get a cantaloupe I’ll be elated!

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First year for this Thornless Blackberry Bush…

Can you see the blackberries forming???

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First year Peach Tree… Have 4 peaches forming… fun to watch!

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Double Begonia… Pretty as a rose…

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Rose of Sharons grow wild… but, the bees and I love them!

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Lilies bloom but, don’t last long…

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The weather must be just right… mushrooms popping up…

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New bird feeder was found in 5 minutes… maybe less!

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He’s so big… the Parrot… Bobby made from a tire…

that we hung him from one of the big trees in the backyard… He looks great!… swinging about 10′ high… with a planted fern in him…

so…

I’m getting there!… I just go around the block sometimes in my tale telling!…

My gratefuls today are for visits from those you love who live out-of-town…

What fun!…

and my backyard

Besides grateful… Makes me happy!