Monday, September 8, 2014
Do you ever think
of strawberries? I
do. I recall the tiny
sweet wild berries,
our cabin in Northern
MN. Pure ambrosia
of the gods. You
could lie down in
a patch and eat
your way into a
state of bliss.
That was also
around the time
came out. (mmmm think I'll have to see that movie again)
All of these thoughts popped into my mind like a mini jolt
of lust when my neighbor asked if I wanted some
strawberry plants. Suddenly, reality of the govt. food
regulatory agencies came to mind and I thought of the large
attractive strawberries that now dress up the produce
departments but taste like one of Cody's dog chews.
Also remembering how they send out the long runners and
take up so much room, I was about to tell the neighbor, "no"
when she went on to say they were Alpine, tiny little berries
that produced no runners but stayed in a clump. uummm, I
thought for a second and said, "I would be happy to take
I planted 5 small plants that flourished into round molds
of lush green, dripping with tiny red berries of a decadant
memory. OMG they ARE the wild strawberries of my past.
I've been reliving an old movie all summer.
Remember ALPINE.....no runners....round clumps and