Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Strawberry fascination

One of my many pleasures of the summer season is seeing our garden grow and enjoying the harvest. 

My son surprises me from time to time with a collection of freshly picked strawberries from the garden, which includes several types of strawberries. The strawberries that he collected most recently are of the "Loran" variety and I found them quite fascinating. I don't know if this is unique to this variety, or it was the first time I was really paying attention...... but when I saw the strawberries on the table I immediately chuckled. They looked like they were each wearing a "Granny Cap"  (like an old-fashioned night cap) with a little white ruffle at the bottom of the cap that looked like it was gathered with elastic. Looking closer I realized that this was the blossom still intact between the greenery and the stem, and the strawberry fruit. The combination of the strawberries along with their 'Granny caps' were so cute it was hard to eat them and have them disappear.

P.S. Yes.... it has been a quiet summer here on my blog, but I want to get back to posting more frequently. I miss all of my blog friends!! I hope you all had a wonderful summer.

6 comments:

Katherine Thomas said...

These are so ripe and sweet looking! I didn't really know that strawberries came in different varieties... but of course that makes sense! I enjoyed your artwork and I learned something!

Cheryl Gebhart said...

I've never noticed the "granny cap" either - but it sure is cute!

Kathy A. Johnson said...

It's amazing what we see when we take the time to "see"! Thanks for sharing what you saw in words and in your sweet strawberry sketch.

Claire M said...

Thanks for the comments!

I don't know why I didn't think of it sooner.... but my son mentioned a different word tonight as he pointed to a few strawberries in a bowl of his most recent harvest... "Bonnet". Yes, that is what they remind me of.

lori vliegen said...

the perfect way to remember the perfect strawberries!! your watercolor is lovely!! xoxo

Krista said...

Mmmm, strawberries! Even though you've been off the internet for the summer, hope your summer was fabulous!