Sunday, February 21, 2010

Sunday Strawberries

We are lucky enough to live in the heart of strawberry country. These little beauties start to appear about this time of year at roadside stands all over our area. We are really spoiled rotten when it comes to strawberries (and other produce too!)


We bought these yesterday. Normally, the stands are decorated with homemade signs of happy, happy strawberries, often waving, holding hands, or dancing, but yesterday HOB and I found this fruit stand with what seemed to be a very angry strawberry as a mascot.

We asked the girl at the counter about it and she said her father had painted the sign. "The strawberry's not angry," she said. "He's fierce."

Oh.

We ate most of the berries last night, welcoming back the season. Maybe the mascot of the stand was fierce, but these berries were pretty sweet.

Wish I could send you all some of these signs of summer!


7 comments:

Eyegirl said...

Those strawberries look awesome, and I am so jealous! All I could post pictures of right now is everything covered in snow.

Denise Burks said...

Hey Bossy! Got to love that name! Those strawberries look like they came right out of a magazine advertisement. Gorgeous! Where do yo live? We are in the suburbs of Chicago and I imagine that we will get some of those shipped into our local stores, which begs the question of "Do I deserve to eat those delicious strawberries at the cost of the carbon footprint that it makes on our planet?"

I think ... yes.

Greed is good? :-(

Love your blog. You have a nice life.

Denise Burks

http://www.successinthesuburbs.com/

Michelle said...

I was just telling hubby that I am craving strawberries! But I agree, that mascot looks angry.

Anything Fits a Naked Man said...

She's right, that is one FIERCE strawberry! Thanks for a little glimpse of summer...

KB said...

Fierce strawberries...interesting marketing campaign. Wish we had some here, but I shouldn't complain. No snow in H-town. TG

LittleSilkDress said...

Ah, summer. We are currently enjoying snow in Denver. Nice big flakes. What I wouldn't give for some warmth and fierce/sweet strawberries! Thank you for sharing them!

Erin said...

I am jealous! The berries in Singapore leave MUCH to be desired and they are very expensive. They go bad in about 24 hours.