According to Wikipedia: “Fairy rings also occupy a prominent place in European folklore as the location of gateways into elfin kingdoms, or places where elves (and fairies or pixies, I assume) gather and dance. According to the folklore, a fairy ring appears when a fairy, pixie, or elf appears. It will disappear without trace in less than five days, but if an observer waits for the elf to return to the ring, he may be able to capture it.”
What one would do with an elf, fairy or pixie, I wouldn’t know but I do love the thought of fairies, pixies or elves cavorting in our yard.
I’ve eaten my share of watermelon, but this is the first time I’ve ever seen one on the vine. There’s at least one more that I saw, but this is the bigger one of the two. We certainly do live in a wonderful place, with no shortage of delicious and abundant fresh fruits and vegetables. I love it!