I must admit, I was completely captivated watching this woman at the downtown Farmers Market. Methodically, she selected a melon, pressed the rind to her nose and sniffed deeply a couple of times before she returned it the stack only to repeat the process with a different melon. She did this about a half dozen times and was so focused on her task, she didn't even notice yours truly a few feet away frantically adjusting camera settings and ducking down to include those lovely shades of yellow and green in the foreground. Turns out her name is Linda and she determines the freshness and sweetness of a cantaloupe by smelling it. And, here I thought the only way to pick a ripe melon was to push the end with your thumb! Thanks for the tip, Linda. I'll look forward to incorporating it into my fruit selection process. I just hope my schnoz is up for the challenge.