Monday, June 27, 2011

Strawberries

 Two of our planters are full of srawberry plants and now they are ripening. While the yield is small the pleasure is enormous.

 Do you grow them too?

8 comments:

christine said...

I grow the tiny alpine strawberries, but only a couple of plants. I've eaten a handful so far this year - one at a time:) I appreciate each one that way.

Sandra said...

beautiful, especially the first photo. your camera and YOU did good.

Arkansas Patti said...

I have a couple of small plants. You are right, because the yield is small, it makes each one so special.

Leena said...

I have had them but not just in this summer.
You asked, why we call last weekend Midsummer. In the summer solstice a day is longest ( our day is then about 20h 5min ) and this has been always a reason to celebrate, much longer than Christianity in our country.
The Feast of St John coincides with the June solstice also referred to as Midsummer. The Christian holy day is fixed at June 24, but, in some countries, festivities are celebrated the night before, on St John's Eve.
The feast day of Saint John the Baptist was a very popular event in the ancien régime of France, and it is still celebrated as a religious feast day in several countries, like Denmark, Norway, Finland, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, tells Wikipedia.
Midsummer may simply refer to the period of time centered upon the summer solstice, but more often refers to specific European celebrations that accompany the actual solstice, or that take place on a day between June 21 and June 24, and the preceding evening. The exact dates vary between different cultures. Midsummer is especially important in the Scandinavian culture where it is the most celebrated holiday apart from Christmas.
Fires of Midsummer are coming from the ancient times.

These pages tell something from our past ( Do not take them too seriously :)

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*Honest Abe said...

I love strawberries.

We have a variety of wild one planted by the birds that migrate everywhere and are treated like a weed here.

Olga said...

I do not grow strawberries, but I do love the short, sweet season here in VT. Then we get another, more abundant season while in Florida.

Beth Niquette said...

Yes--though this year, because of our record rains, they are late. And they are not nearly as sweet as they usually are. I have a pink blossomed variety, though--they are really sweet. Makes my mouth water just to think about them.

Your photos are wonderful. You have a wonderful eye for photography. These fill my eyes--which is the greatest compliment I can give.