6/19/2006

There's a storm a coming.....

It has been HOT and HUMID here. So hot and humid it's as if you can hear the moisture in the air. I am so not a humidity kind of person. It is hard to go outside; I think I seriously have an allergy to the heat - so no photos, no nothing. The only benefit is that I am almost caught up on my blogging and I have even been getting some knitting done (need to take photos of that).

We heard there were storms coming but I didn't see storm clouds until this afternoon. About the same time I saw strawberries in our garden.

The raised bed kitchen garden that sits neglected and overgrown with weeds because I am sick and Ed is way too busy to get into the garden.

Didn't start any seeds this year; have not felt well enough to do it.

The strawberries were planted last year (we have garlic too - Carole came up last fall to put it in for me because I couldn't) and there are tons of them. I saw them and I saw those clouds and I didn't want to lose too many to the rain I knew was coming.

This is what I picked in 10 minutes (just the ones hanging out in the open) and there are still plenty more. I left the ones that were under leaves, and the ones that have been munched on by the chipmunks I saw scurry out as I approached the strawberry bed.

But look at these beauties; nice fresh organic strawberries which will be eaten as is - unadulterated popping into the mouth without the disguise of any other flavour. Just big fat juicy strawberries - yummy! Nature is good.

15 comments:

Rhonda said...

Man oh man. Strawberries, one of my favorite times of the year. Had shortcake yesterday.

pacalaga said...

YUM. I wish we could grow strawberries here. I wonder if I could grow them in the winter? I bet my dogs would eat them before they even turned pink!

Allena said...

wow i'm trying not to lick the screen those strawberries look awesome! the weather has been like that here too. in roll the clouds and then the rain but it's not cooling down! arugh!
sorry you've been sick

Leah said...

Yummy!

Think we can duplicate those colors in some sock yarn?

AmyArtisan said...

What yummy looking strawberries - definitely a sign of summer! :)

Also, what a great Father's Day tribute for Ed! :)

Ramona said...

My strawberries are never that big! I have strawberry envy.

Dawn said...

Strawberries ..... chocolate ..... Ymmmmmmmmmmm

amanda cathleen said...

Yum! Your strawberries look delish! Hope your feeling better real soon ((hugs))

Wannietta said...

mmmmm - strawberries! We have raspberries around the house. When they're ripe Amanda will go out every couple of days and pick herself a bowl full.

I steadfastly refuse to buy strawberries that are imported. I am a diehard pick-my-own kinda gal.

Dorothy said...

Yummy strawberries! My daughter and I were out searching the driveway and roadside for the wild variety the other day. We had to fight the dog for them, but we found some and ate them before our fingers even got stained!! So yummy!!

Miss Scarlett said...

MMMMMMM Those look so good! I seem to be unable to grow decent strawberries - but am not motivated enough to find out what I need to change. Therefore the cycle continues.
I love the light before a storm - but I hear ya about the humidity. It is disgusting.
It has been unaturally humid out here on the West Coast this June.
It is quite odd for us and I don't like it at all, so I feel for you.
But the smell when the rain first starts to fall - oh I love that smell.

jackie said...

Oh my! Those strawberries look wonderful! I have to find a u-pick soon. Our strawberries were too weedy to let continue and were mowed under last year. Maybe I'll be able to plant some next year!

My word verification thingie was edculit. As in Ed culit(vates) strawberries! Rather fitting for this post.

Jenn said...

mmm mmmm, strawberries! Hope they were enjoyed.
:-)

Rhonda said...

Oh yummy ... the best way to eat strawberries!

crzjane said...

Those Strawberries look soooooo goooood. Makes me want to eat them! I sure do hope you enjoyed them!