Strawberries in May

Strawberries ripe and not so ripe

The volunteer strawberries that turned up last year really are strawberry plants! Not only did they spread out in a generous swath under one of the pear trees, they are ripening much earlier. It’s still May, and yesterday I picked a handful of fruits and today another handful and tomorrow…

So excited. They are sweet, tart plump red berries of coolness. Yum. Thank you, bees.

I still don’t remember planting strawberries up there.