Thursday, April 1, 2010

Strawberry Picking

Whenever I think of strawberries I think of a particular red and white stand, not far from home. It sits on a dusty shoulder on East Street, just before the sign for Strawberry Hill Lane. A gradual slope rises beyond it, un-planted, overgrown with the wild grasses that are green in the spring and gold in the summer. On the opposite side of the road, furrowed land reaches up toward distant hilltop greenhouses.
Last weekend's outing took us to another stand. This one, by the coast and open for "U-Pick" in March and April. Its fields extend over acres of hillside high above a lagoon. If you drive toward it from the east, you can briefly catch the prettiest vista of field and water. It's particularly lovely with with a coastal haze and that warm light that comes just before sunset. But Saturday's trip was as clear and bright as spring break's closing weekend should be. Brett and I pulled up to quite a bustling stand, bought one giant bucket and headed to the designated patch right by the road.Sunny day, muddy shoes and the juiciest strawberries. Most delicious.

32 comments:

ANGELICA! said...

oh, aren't these lovely. those berries look huge! and your dress is simply beautiful <3

angelica
x

Melissa @ Suger Coat It said...

These are beautiful images. Thanks for sharing.

Julie Ann said...

OOooohhh! I love strawberries and those look like the juiciest, most delightful strawberries I've seen. Lovely, lovely entry. :)

Hannah said...

Beautiful. Might I ask how you edit your photos?

Michelle {Things I Love} said...

Simply beautiful. Thank you for sharing. This made my day. :)

Anne Marie said...

the very word of spring....fresh!

LESAPEA MUSINGS said...

Great post,loving the pics. Happy Easter!

Ellen said...

Lovely.....thank you!

Maggie ☮ said...

those berries look absolutely scrumptious! :)

Stephanie Sabbe said...

so pretty. you take the best pics.

Appetite for Conversation said...

So beautiful! And the perfect strawberry dress to match.

Miss Bell said...

How beautiful! This looks like the pages of Anthropologie come to life! Shame I still have a number of months before strawberries can be picked locally - this entry made me crave them =)

ceo said...

Lovely pics.... and the strawberries look delicious.

lavienouveau said...

lovely photos! looks like a lot of fun :)

ampersandity said...

i didn't know upick was open already! so jealous. i'm going to go next month. if only my pictures would come out as beautiful as yours!

cutlex said...

Blogs fill my inadequate world. There are no strawberries here in the Philippines. The weather is inappropriate. How I wish I could visit or even eat a strawberry!

leanne1966 said...

gorgeous images, so light and happy.

DalenaVintage said...

Delicious. The first photo is my favorite!

Carly Anne said...

My boyfriend is from Carlsbad; he's been raving about strawberries since the day we met. =)

XO
Carly

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Jamie said...

oh my g!
love your blog,
maybe we can link each?
kisses

Ash said...

How fun!! I can't wait to for this!!
Great photos too!!

Sarah said...

Deliciously delightful post. I so enjoy my visits to this site. Thank you!

Raru said...

so cute.
thank you.

happy easter!
xoxo,
Raru

Patrizia said...

That looks like heaven! Pretty dress too!!!

Amelia said...

I really love your photos, they are so stunning. What camera do you use? :-)

Vanessa said...

beautiful photos you take, i am inspired :)

sheer whimsy said...

such gorgeous photos!! you've a lovely blog :)

alankarshilpa said...

You took me to a delicious journey. Beautiful pictures. I could almost smell and taste them. Thanks for sharing. It's still pretty cold in the Northern Cal.

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Killcherrylips/Be Mode! said...

so cute! this picture are very beautiful! xoxo
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Suzanne said...

Love strawberries! My sister and I go berry picking every year -- this year, we're going to do strawberry, blueberry and blackberry picking! Can't wait!

Nadders23 said...

Livy, I love the photos! The strawberries look spectacular and your dress is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing, it just made my day!
xoxo-Nadia

Lauren Nicole said...

these photos are so lovely, i adore the tones. i've never been strawberry picking, but have always wanted to cause they're the prettiest fruit, to me. and so delicious. loved this post! <3
- L

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