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Archive for August 31st, 2012

“The night is a strawberry.”
― Louise Penny

There are twenty one days until Autumn officially begins but I’m going to jump the gun and term these Autumn Strawberries because it’s really cold outside and they’ve survived in the face of diverse weather!

When I was younger, I remember helping my Nana check on her strawberries which were molly coddled, blanketed, cared for and mothered by her throughout the duration of their lives. She probably even over-fussed them a little.

However these little strawberries grew in our garden all by themselves. Sure, they’re not the same as those juicy huge ones that you find in the shops – but neither were the ones that my Nana nurtured and grew in a bubble environment.

Therefore it was quite pleasing to see that they’d made it, against the odds. They had planted themselves, grown themselves and hidden themselves somehow, from the birds. Probably because they taste really awful…

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