the first strawberries picked by little hands.

For the past few months, the girls have been casting their eyes with eager anticipation at the strawberries growing in the garden. It was great to see their excitement growing with the changing colours of the fruit. It was Seren and Olwyn’s job to scare away any magpies who swooped down to feast on the strawberries. So every once in a while you would hear fierce knocking at the window ” Shoo magpie, those are our stwawbewwies!” The strawberries were lovingly watered and minded. I got so much enjoyment watching my children learn about the things we have growing in the garden.

Here are photographs of the momentous occasion!

Daddy lends a helping hand.

A joyous moment!

Following in her big sister's footsteps.

Seren and Olwyn on their favourite seat (beside the strawberries naturally).

Sumptuous strawberry.

Look Mami, I'm going to make it disappear :)

The poet William Allen Butler sums the strawberry up the best when he wrote “Doubtless God could have made a better berry (than the strawberry), but doubtless God never did.”

 

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10 responses to “the first strawberries picked by little hands.

  1. Hello, there!
    Thank you for visiting my blog and commenting today. Your blog looks very interesting! I plan to spend some time checking out your previous posts!

    Great to meet you: my maiden name was McGuriman. I’d love to visit Ireland and Scotland one day!

  2. Perhaps the strawberries are getting as much enjoyment as you, learning about the girls and watching them grow. It’s cool to see how growth is paralleled when a symbiotic relationship exists. To comment on William Allen Butler’s quote, although I absolutely love strawberries, Doubtless God made blueberries! ;)

  3. Our strawberry season is already over! But there’s always blueberries and blackberries.

  4. you pictures are absolutely precious!

  5. Beautiful strawberries. Beautiful family. Fun to watch the little ones water and tend and watch the berries grow. What a fun treat o pick and eat them once they were ready. Sincerely, Emily

  6. So fun! I did that a lot as a kid and loved it – can’t wait till I have the space to do it with my kids too. Beautiful pictures, your kids are adorable!

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