This is my entry for The Daily Post Challenge: Scale. A prompt to share an image that highlights a size relationship — that makes us pause, take a second look to understand the scale of the elements in the photo, was the given challenge.
Living in arid desert conditions makes one appreciate the element of Water. Here is a comparison of scale of two important desert fruits: Watermelon and Date fruit.
An explorer, David Livingstone, once literally found vast expanses of semi desert African land covered wildly with watermelons! With an extremely high content of 92% water (and other nutrients), watermelons sustain and provide us nutrition, for over 6 weeks in hot weather. In scale, they range from a few pounds to ninety pounds!
Let’s compare this to the small scale of Date fruit. Truly, this tiny miracle desert food, ranging from 3 cm – 8 cm in size has provided nutrition, health and life to many a traveller across the sands of times! In the lands of Arabia and neighbouring arid and sandy regions where sand dunes and camels live in harmony, the Date Oasis made for a perfect relaxing spot to the caravan traveller. Find more on Dates: Holy Fruit of Middle East, in my earlier post. Caravans often carried large sacks of Date fruit for nourishment on their long journeys. For more information see Wikipedia.
On a scale of 1-10, which desert fruit do you like ? Why?