Friday, July 12, 2013

Strawberry Success!

We've had a boatload this year! Most ripened while I was on tour and gave Randy toppings for his nightly bowl of ice cream, but I was able to make a nice plump fresh strawberry pie when I came home.

"Are Wild Strawberries really wild?
Will they scratch an adult, will they snap at a child?
Should you pet them, or let them run free where they roam?
Could they ever relax in a steam heated home?
Can they be trained to not growl at the guests?
Will a litterbox work or would they leave a mess?
Can we make them a Cowberry, herding the cows,
Or maybe a Muleberry pulling the plows,
Or maybe a Huntberry chasing the grouse,
Or maybe a Watchberry guarding the house,
And though they may curl up at your feet oh so sweetly,
Can you ever feel that you trust them completely?
Or should we make a pet out of something less scary,
Like the Domestic Prune, or the Imported Cherry,
Anyhow, you’ve been warned and I will not be blamed
If your Wild Strawberry cannot be tamed."
                                                            ― Shel Silverstein, Where the Sidewalk Ends

I adore Shel Siverstein's poetry, don't you?

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