The Harbinger Of Summer

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“Doubtless God could have made a better berry (than the strawberry), but doubtless God never did” –William Allen Butler

Strawberries are the greatest harbinger of summer. They come on in late May or early June and delight children and adults alike with their sweet flavor. In many ways strawberries are a promise of a great summer to come.

It is amazing that from such a frail plant a tasty fruit springs forth. IMG_0011Unlike blackberries, strawberry plants lack thorns and rarely grow in the wild–although wild strawberries are remarkably succulent. Strawberry picking is kid friendly because they grow at ground level and are easy to reach.

IMG_0010A trip to a local U-Pick farm will make a great family memory. The experience of eating fresh strawberries off the plant to the crimson stains on your hands will leave a lasting impression. In fact, the strawberry patch’s aroma alone is worth the trip to a local farm. The olfactory delight is exhilarating.

A Crow’s View suggests people take the opportunity before strawberries disappear to hit a local farm and enjoy one of natures greatest seasonal wonders: fresh strawberries!IMG_0012

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