Bright Green Strawberries and the Treat that Never Was

Earlier in the year when we were busy planting out our vegetables in the new enlarged potager we decided to have a go at growing strawberries.  Visions of pounds of luscious fruit to offer our visitors to the tearoom, rows of pots of home-made jam and tasty additions to our morning smoothies, sent us scurrying off to the garden centre to acquire our plants.  12 specimens were duly purchased and settled in their spot next to the new raspberry canes.  We thought we might be overdoing it with this many plants but we were most enthusiastic and waited with eager anticipation of the treats to come.

Several months down the line and weeks of glorious summer sunshine later, the grand total of strawberries from our plants stood at 15 – strawberries that is and not pounds.  Autumn has now arrived and the winter is looming but the strawberry plants have suddenly decided to begin producing. Every day sees new flowers appearing and plump little fruit bursting forth. And they are green, very green, almost as green as the pounds of green tomatoes we have managed to cultivate alongside them.  Left long enough they will eventually ripen and turn a more suitable red, but perhaps not before next year……………….

I thought I’d photograph them for my contribution to WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge’s theme this week,  Treat ……….. if only……….

Green strawberries 8

Green strawberries 6

Green strawberries 5

Green strawberries 4

Green strawberries 2

Green strawberries

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33 Comments Add yours

  1. Jane Lurie says:

    They are quite beautiful in their green state and you’ve captured nature’s details, once again, with such care. Love this post, Jane, and I am sorry you didn’t get a bumper crop but 15 is a good start.

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    1. Cheers Jane! Yes you’re quite right, 15 is better than none and they are a treat for the eye if not for the palette at this stage! 😀

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  2. west517 says:

    I love this post! The colors are sublime and those green strawberries are just PERFECT!!! ❤ 🐻 ❤

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    1. Thank you west! No idea what they might taste like but they do look rather pretty! 🙂

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      1. west517 says:

        🙂 they do! … but sour— very sour!

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      2. I think I’ll just look at them then, until they turn pink! 🙂

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  3. They may not be edible but they do make delightful subjects for your photography! The colors and details are wonderful!

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    1. Thank you so much Deb – much appreciated!

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  4. You made the best of what you were given. Have a nice glass of wine and relax. 🙂

    janet

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    1. What a good idea Janet! 🙂

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  5. Tina Schell says:

    Well Jane, at least you got something for your efforts – a lovely series of photos and a response for the weekly challenge! Beautiful captures.

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    1. Many thanks indeed Tina – delighted that you liked them, they are certainly decorative if not edible!

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  6. I’m sorry to hear that growing strawberries didn’t turn out as you’d wished, Jane. Your shooting session though, is outstanding. Delicate, sophisticated, gorgeous.

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    1. Thank you so much Lucile – for your sympathy ( 🙂 ) and for the very kind comments! 🙂

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      1. You’re welcome, Jane. Please feel free to delete one of them. I had written the first and got the message of sending failure, so I wrote it again! 😉

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      2. No problem Lucile – happens to me all the time! 🙂 I often think the poor blogger friends I comment to must think I am completely bonkers, especially when the auto correct gets to work as well and writes gobbledegook on my behalf! Have a lovely Monday 😀

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      3. Thank you, Jane! Have a lovely Monday and week! 😀

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  7. I’m sorry to hear that growing strawberries wasn’t successful, Jane. However, your shooting session is outstanding! A treat to my eyes. Sophisticated, gorgeous.

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    1. Very much appreciated Lucile 🙂

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  8. They are beautiful and so are your images!

    Tamara

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    1. Many thanks indeed Tamara, so glad you like them!

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  9. I’ve got a new film coming out: Bright Green Strawberries at the Whistle Stop Cafe. 😀

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    1. Hey Kathy! 🙂 I wondered if anyone would relate to that, thought you might Sarah! I made sure I included some bright green tomatoes too! Heaven knows what strawberries would be like fried?

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  10. Dalo 2013 says:

    I love that second shot ~ perhaps a treat that never was for the taste-buds, but quite nice eye-candy for the photographer.

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    1. Many thanks Dalo, sometimes the treats we find are not the ones we expected! 🙂

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      1. Dalo 2013 says:

        So true, for me at least I think that is the case most of the time 🙂

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  11. Mél@nie says:

    splendid shades of green… 🙂 btw, I love green!

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    1. Yes me too! 🙂 Colour of life!

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