This is an accidental watermelon. What makes this accidental you ask? Over a year ago there was a watermelon spitting contest in our backyard. (It wasn't pretty, but it was fun.) And a year later, a huge watermelon plant grew in the garden. This precious watermelon is the only descendant of that original seed.
You could even say it was the spitting image of the original seed.
The Optimist by Laura Wasilowski
All summer long as the watermelon grew I protected it from furry creatures, disgusting bugs, and over zealous watermelon pickers.
The Optimist (detail) by Laura Wasilowski
But today I have picked the watermelon and it is delicious! The moral of the story? Spitting can lead to some wonderful things. (Or something profound like that.)