Thursday, 29 June 2006

at the bottom of our garden...


...wild strawberries.

They are so tiny, but smell wonderful and taste fantastic "like sweets!" according to Esme.

The children request each day when we get home from school that they be allowed just beyond the gate at the bottom of the garden to collect these wild strawberries. Laurie eats his as he picks them, putting just a few in his bowl, while Esme keeps all of hers as she likes to sit down and savour them afterwards.

Look how tiny they are, this is Esmes hand picking the fruit from the plants.

6 comments:

Ali said...

I've got some wild strawberries too - I love the way they look and the excitement of seeing a ripe one. But mine taste terrible and are super seedy. Perhaps it's lack of water?

Gina said...

How wonderful, that is so charming.

Amy said...

How fun for the kids and for you too. It will be such a lovely memory for them (and you) further down the road.

weirdbunny said...

It's all tasty delight at your house this week!!.

firstborn said...

don't you just love being able to pluck wild strawberries & find them sweet...delightful!

Rosa said...

They are so sweet. I love to find them growing in the woods.