Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Changing Seasons

Yikes! It is hard to believe that it is almost December. I don't know where November went but it is already time to put away the Thanksgiving wreath (and pumpkin)...
And bring out the Christmas wreathes (and sled).
It is hard to get in the holiday spirit when it is 90 degrees and there are flowers blooming all around.
I saw these pretty purple flowers while walking Sonder this morning. They looked very similar to lilacs but grew close to the ground.
The banana trees lining the streets in Nichada are loaded with fruit.
This huge bunch of bananas was right outside our driveway gate. Shortly after I took the photo, the gardener cut it down and took it away.
These Jackfruit trees are in the compound where Kevin's office is located. 
A jackfruit is a very large spined fruit that grows in tropical climates. Jackfruit trees can grow up to 60 feet tall and Jackfruit is the largest fruit in the world. It can often weigh up to 80 pounds and be up to three feet long. Jackfruit has a bad odor when it is ripening but the flesh and the seeds of the fruit are edible. The Jackfruit is the national fruit of Bangladesh. 
The inside of a jackfruit (photo from

I have eaten jackfruit a few times and I am not a big fan.

It is so nice to be home and eating home-cooked meals again. Our dinner tonight...

The kids requested fried rice.
I don't know which I am going to miss more when we move back to the U.S. - having someone to cook for us or having our food so nicely presented. 

Have a great Tuesday!

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