Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Strawberry Fields Forever




I live in Strawberry Country.

It's the number one crop here, but the season is almost over.

Whaaaaaaaa!

I made a trip out to one of the fields to take some pictures before the end.














Hope you had your fill of strawberries this year!



40 comments:

Sush said...

I LOVE strawberries. One Mother's Day I requested for my gift my entire clan go to a Pick Your Own field and we harvest some berries. We ended up with two flats, (I underestimated my children's eagerness) and was up all night making strawberry preserves. Joke was def on me! Be careful what you wish for was sadly very true that year!

Hugs~

Old Kitty said...

I love what objects and things captures your photographer's eye!

Great pics!!

Strawberry season is nearly over!?!? Awwwwwww!! I love strawberries and these look so plump and juicy! Take care
x

Shelly said...

Luscious! Love those pics-

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

What fun and what awesome captures! Really made me feel like I went along with you. :)

Eva Gallant said...

I love, love strawberries!

Pearl said...

Strawberries, the sun on your back as you stoop, over and over...

Shoot. Now I'm thinking strawberries for lunch...

Pearl

Flartus said...

Wow, strawberries here are just a distant memory...California sure has its own weather.

Of course, we can still buy California strawberries, but it's just not the same as picking your own. You did pick some while you were out there photographing, didn't you??

ethelmaepotter! said...

The Tennessee town in which my parents live holds an annual Stawberry Festival. Honestly, I think everybody with a square acre in that town grows starwberries. I love it when the berries are fresh and locally grown.

Great pictures. Have a happy August 17th!

blueviolet said...

I love all the details you find to photograph!

welcome to my world of poetry said...

I love straberries, and these pics do them justice. Love The Beatles song "Strawberry Fileds Forever".

Yvonne.

Laura said...

Love this!
My son lived in Oxnard, CA for six months and it was surrounded by strawberry fields. I loved it and immediately wanted to move in with him. The son was not fond of that idea. Before we even had time to visit again, he moved back home...

Sara said...

Ooh! Just today, I posted a Strawberry Mojito recipe over on the food blog! Sounds like you and I need to get togetherrrrrr :)

Jules said...

UMMM, strawberries! You know you have a photographers eye right?! You do and I love all the rusty ones. :)
Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

Marg said...

Oh I do love strawberries but they have been long gone around here. They are so good. Blueberries too. I have two blueberry bushes so I get plenty of them. Enjoy.

Madi and Mom said...

Oh what pretty pics...I've eaten my weight in strawberries several times over.
Hugs
C

Brian said...

I love, love, love the smell of fresh strawberries!

EmptyNester said...

I never get my fill of strawberries! I could eat them every day year 'round! Your pix turned out great!

Stephanie V said...

I can never get enough strawberries. The season is so short and that probably makes them all the more special. We have tiny alpines and regular plants in our garden. The alpines are so tasty!

rainbow said...

The two time I was in OR was the middle of June and my husband's niece worked the fields. She would bring home a full flat every day and Mary Ellen would tell us we could have all we want but she needed a few left to make a cake. I don't think she ever made that cake til we left. Those strawberries were so big and naturally sweet you could not stand to put sugar on them. THANKS SO MUCH FOR BRINGING BACK THE MEMORIES. I wish I had some right now.

MAKE IT A GREAT WEEKEND AND BLESSED SUNDAY.
(Momma Lyn)

Ms. A said...

When my daughter worked, we made sure to always have strawberries for the girls. Since she quit, we hardly remember to buy them.

Daisy said...

Oh how I love strawberries. They are usually only available here for a short time in the early summer. We used to have a large patch of them in our garden when I was a kid. They were so sweet and delicious! :-)

jenny_o said...

I prefer California strawberries to our local ones; they are less acidic. Does that make me a traitor to my local gardeners? Strawberries and cream ... mmmm

Siv Maria said...

Me want strawberries! NOW, she runs to the fridge, but they are not nice and warm from the sun....Oh dear, what to do?

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

I love strawberries. We have great, juicy berries around here. I didn't know the season's ending - rushing to the store right now.
xoRobyn

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Awesome photos, Betty! Bummer, our season ended some time in June.

Retired English Teacher said...

If only strawberries were a year round crop for those of us who want them fresh no matter the time of year.

Wonderful photos.

Ann said...

I haven't had one strawberry this year. I can't believe it. Our strawberry season is very short here.

SUGAR MOON said...

I have a carton in my fridge now. Love strawberries.

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

There are never enough strawberries. Fall is almost upon us.

karen said...

I love strawberries! I made some little hand pies from the last batch I had and shared them with a friend and her family that was visiting. I may have to make some more...

Marlene said...

I love strawberries. So you'll find what I'm about to say rather weird.

I bought some about three days ago, and threw them in the refrigerator, basically hidden at the back and forgotten....until last night.

Hoping to enjoy them, I was not a happy camper when they were already covered in fuzz. UGH. What a waste. :(

Lydia K said...

Those strawberries look delish! Wish I had some now.
:)

The Vegetable Assassin said...

Strawberries are the best thing EVER. I wish they were in season all year long and in my belly. And my margaritas. :)

Mamma has spoken said...

I love California strawberries! Unfortunely, by the time they get here this time of year, they are all bruised and soft :(

Leanne said...

Strawberry fields forever, my friend! Love these photos. I am so jealous that I get my strawberries out of a plastic box at a Costco. But I think some of them may have started in your neck of the woods.

Jimmy said...

Did you pick up a few samples while you were taking pictures? Would have been something I most likely would have thought of :^)

Baby Sister said...

:( I hate when strawberry season ends!! Boo!! *sigh*

Linda Myers said...

We picked a quart of strawberries from our garden for two weeks. I actually got tired of them.

Looking forward to next year's crop, though!

Unknown Mami said...

Thanks for the picks, now I wish I had some strawberries to eat with whopped cream.

faye said...

not as many strawberries for me this
year... but oooh the grapes and cherries.....yum