The Wild Cousins

Wild Strawberries.
Wild Strawberries.

A warm June morning and as soon as I opened the basement door where the sun shines every morning I could smell the sweet scent of the wild strawberries. Our wild native strawberries showed up on their own in the area of my back yard I’d let fill with native plants and grow a little unruly. Each year they move around and show up in a new spot. They are very happy growing around the bricks and wall at the corner of my house. I always find them to be sweeter, as if they are concentrated for their size.

Below, all generations are represented: buds, flowers, several ages of immature berries and rich ripe berries.

All generations of strawberries.
All generations of strawberries.

Some for me, some for the critters, a handful for a snack before breakfast.

A small handful.
A small handful.
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    1. I’ve been trying to get one of those for a while, Lynn! I wish I’d had my good camera, but the smartphone did well enough. I’m considering a few paintings from this and they are good enough for reference photos.

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