When Your Sleep Number Is Bananas

Nat Geo Jan ’86

 

Fondling Low-Hanging Fruit

 

Golden Grapefruit by Edwin L. Wisherd
Breadfruit
Papayas

With grapefruits and papayas, I am familiar. But breadfruit? Never heard of it, never seen it, never scrolled past it on a menu. Evidently, you can roast and fry it. Have any of you ever tasted breadfruit?

http://www.thesophisticatedcaveman.com

Yes, We Have Huge Bananas

http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ppmsca.51088
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ppmsca.51088

Banana Burt and Lil pose in snazzy white trousers (who knows? maybe they were yellow…) at the Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts Dairy Queen in 1950. Forget the dilly bar; I’d rather drink a banana. 16 oz for a quarter? Sign me up!

http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ppmsca.51088
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ppmsca.51088

Sad that you can’t spend the day with a huge banana these days? Well, check out this car made in Michigan.

http://themutantbrothers.com/
http://themutantbrothers.com/

Now you don’t need a BMW or Mercedes to get attention that you lacked in childhood; roll up in this tube of yellow and make others green with envy! And it never goes rotten.

Hello, Figs

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Finally! Five days left of July, and ourĀ fig tree finally decided–after two months of harboring little green pods–to turn them purple and heavy with sweetness. So pluck them I did and off they went into a bowl in the kitchen. It’s been 100 degrees here every day this week, and thick with humidity, so you can imagine what a nice shade tree this provides for two lethargic dogs. And the bonus is–I got to the figs before the ants did!

P.S. If you need more figs, check out Hello, Fig and his neat art.