Monday, August 10, 2009

We're back...

... oh and how I missed you all. I did. I think I might be a bit addicted to my blog.

Do you remember (here) how I appeared after my Christmas holiday properly vexed, thinking I might be the only person in the world who didn’t know that pineapples grew on the ground… in fields?

On our drive down to Koh Chang last week, we pointed out pineapples growing next to the road, now that we knew! SiL had the same reaction as I’d had. So, when the driver came to pick us up yesterday from the boat, we asked him if we could stop at a pineapple field.

And now, just for you: pictures of pineapples growing, in situ, in fields. Whoever knew? (Yeah, yeah, I know some of you did… I still think it was the duty of the ‘man from Del Monte’ to tell us.)

I think this should be called a grove - it was much lovelier than a field.

In the meantime, I am still ridiculously excited about discovering that pineapples grow on the ground. And I'm worringly thrilled at having stopped to photograph this field yesterday.


Planted among the pineapples are rubber trees ... and if you're really lucky I might come back tomorrow and tell you my rubber tree stories!

Now there's an offer...

In view of all this excitement, I might have to go and have a lie down now.

9 comments:

B said...

i managed to miss that at the time. but it's amusing, because nearly a decade ago, when i was first going out with the now-hubby, he and our best mate asked me to look up how pineapples grew because someone had told him they grew on the ground and they didn't believe whoever it was.

i had to print pics and take them over when i went to visit. we were all suitably shocked.

:)

Queenie said...

And did you have fun at the seaside?

DJ Kirkby said...

You are right, it is beautiful. I want to hear a rubber tree story though I am not sure what that says about me...

HelenMHunt said...

It just seems like pineapples SHOULD grow on trees though, doesn't it?

ChrisH said...

Yes, agree with Helen - I'm mean the proofs there in your photos... but it doesn't seem quite right!

Michelle said...

Oh my god, how did I miss that first post? I didn't know that about pineapples! You learn something everyday!

JJ Beattie said...

B, OMG! I'm still stunned and not a little bit over excited at having seen them...

Queenie, I had lovely fun at the seaside, thank you. I even managed nearly 2000 words which finished off my 10k for my mentor. That was a huge relief.

DJ, Hmmm... shall we agree never to mention it again? (But really, rubber tree stories coming right up!)

Helen, it really does... *sigh*

Chris, but can you believe the man from Del Monte never told us? What's wrong with him?

Michelle, can you imagine a bus full of Thais stopping at a potato field in England and taking photos? No, nor me...

Carol said...

LOL!! I didn't know that you didn't know pineapples grew in a field...now that I think about it...I don't know how I knew that they did....

OMG there are waaaay to many know's and knew's in that sentence...

C x

Calistro said...

Ummm...I thought pineapples grew on trees too *blush*