Monday, June 20, 2011

Quench your thirst

Afternoon tea ~ icy and minty
...with juicy watermelon slices...
to quench your thirst.

Did you know that watermelon is a berry?
{called a pepo}
and - it's a powerhouse!
{over 90% water, only 45 calories per cup
vitamins A, C and disease-fighting lycopene}

It was so much F U N to eat this treat
on Father's Day afternoon
with my Dad.
It's one of his favorite summer treats.
He is visiting us
and his feet were up all weekend...
...enjoying strawberry shortcake, watermelon,
and most importantly

Did all the dads in your family have a refreshing weekend too?

Wishing all of you a wonderfully refreshing week!

*)( Maria )(*


francis said...

that looks yummie Maria .
I am so glad to read your DAD is visiting you . He will be enjoying the happy family at your house a lot I think.
Thank you for your sweet comment on my blog .
Little Eva is bringing so much joy and we are all so blessed with her.
I think it's a great gift of life to be a grandmother and be able to enjoy all the sweetness of a new born all over again ......
Have a beautiful blue-sky week dear friend !

Rebecca said...

Ahhhhhhh! That was OUR treat, too! Shared with my father & mother following a leisurely game of dominoes!

I DIDN'T know it was a berry!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Maria dearest, THIS IS SUCH A GREAT IDEA....ICY MINT TEA?????? That sounds good just about now! The temps here are stable, but rain, rain, and MORE RAIN, but I can always use a refresher! AND YOUR COMMENT TO ME about my writing dearest.....SO INSPIRING AND HELPFUL and specific. FULL-CIRCLE...yes, that was MY INTENTION. I want to take my writing to new heights and the only way to do that is to practice specific techniques and of course, free inspiration and expression are always important, but I have operated on that for too long. I am happy that you noticed that detail of the story making a full circle. MERCI MON AMIE and wow, your school goes on pretty late compared to must start later than us, in MID=SEPTEMBER?


Diana said...

Well our Father's Day won't be until next weekend when Jake gets home. Have you ever made watermelon ice? It's a great way to use up any watermelon that doesn't get used. If interested in the recipe just email me. Glad you had a sweet weekend Maria!! Love Di ♥

Cathy said...

I love watermelon and have already had it a couple times this year. Glad you had a great weekend with your father.

It's me said...

We have no summer weather yet here in no melon now....tomorrow summer started...i hope the sun wil come soon...!!...enjoy your week

The Captain's Daughter said...

You are sooooo good at reminding me of the simple and good things in life!

Dropping in on you is always a treat!

Glad your dad enjoyed his Father's Day!

The Garden Bell said...

Love, Love, Love that first picture.

Wanda said...

Delicious...yes. we enjoyed it yesterday at our Father's Day BBQ too. So healthy, so refreshing, so pretty.

You pictures are very vibrant and beautiful.

Wanda said...

Oh Maria ~ our creative tuesday is coming up and the theme is "Summer break" ~~ could I borrow your top picture of the plate of watermelon?
I want to sketch and watercolor it.


Janette@Janette's Sage said...

We served watermelon as well..on the lake, at over 100 degrees! It was a great day for all of us to come together.

Happy Father's Day to your hubby...and now I want more watermelon.

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Your icy mint tea sounds good, another idea to follow and try, Maria. I must admit I do not like melons that much, any kind of melon. But I do like refreshing, will make sure my week is a refreshing one. I think we are all counting down till Summer holidays...
Lots of love to y o u ~o xx o~

Martina said...

I LOVE watermelon! All melons really, they are among my most favorite things to eat. And your picture is YUMMY! Cheers to all fathers, and to a lovely week for you Maria!