I have had the worst luck trying to find decent strawberries. I stopped and bought some from a vendor parked in a parking lot. I asked her where they were picked and she said SC. She told me I could try one so I tossed my gum and ate one. I said that they weren't very sweet. She said that was because I had had gum in my mouth. I was foolish enough to believe her and bought a 5 dollar basket. I brought them home and they still tasted not too good. I wound up dumping them after a few days. I can't wait to get myself to the farmers market this weekend. Maybe I will have better luck. And no, I didn't consider trying to make anything from the strawberries as I don't have the experience and truly I haven't the inclination. But I learned a lesson...trust the taste buds.
I also can't wait till it's time for tomatoes. I can't grow them myself for the reasons I already mentioned, so I must depend on others. There is nothing like a "real" tomato. I am sad that I can't continue to grow my own as I had many to eat anytime I wanted to. I would fry an egg, and have an egg sandwich with a thick slice of tomato on it and a thin smear of mayo. Salt and pepper, heavy on the pepper. To me, this is the lunch (or even breakfast) of the nature gods.
That above in the header is a wild columbine that I took a picture of this Spring. I hope you enjoy it, It's maybe 2 inches long--- so this is a close up.
My son and daughter-in-law are back from their honeymoon as of yesterday. When they got to Charlotte NC Douglas Airport, Air Force One was there and so they airport was locked down and they could not make their connecting flight on time to here. But they finally made it and I imagine after a two week honeymoon they may actually be glad to be home.
I have been making my rounds better! See you over at your place.