Monday, June 15, 2009

Photo of the Week - Payback Time

I take a lot of teasing from my family for living in a place where it rains so much and so often, and yes, I have done my share of complaining about the rain too, BUT... this is the time of year when we are reminded why we love it here so much. Trust me, Oregon in June is about as beautiful as it gets. Everywhere I look, something is blooming, or ripening, or being harvested in abundance.



These Royal Anne cherries are about as colorful as they are going to get, but they are a little firm yet. By next week I will be hustling to pick as many as I can before the birds get them all.


If you have ever had a real Oregon strawberry, you would turn up your nose at the giant rocks disguised as berries being sold in the supermarket. These beauties will soon become berries worth holding out for! They only last for a few weeks, so we indulge while they are here. Yumm!

12 comments:

Sandy said...

Wow, gorgeous photos!

MaryO said...

Oh I know how it goes to compete with the birds for the fruit. I had to go out this morning and picked as many of my blueberries because I saw the cardinals having a picnic in the bushes.

Shashi Nayagam said...

I am falling back on the Monday challenges. The cherries looks delicious.

Jennifer Rose said...

oh I've never seen cherries that colour, only see the red ones here so not even sure I could get them :/

The strawberries that are grown locally here taste great, almost as good as the ones I could get in the Niagara area :)

Serena said...

delectable photos brimming with mother nature's goodness....can't get much better than that ~ :)

BumbleVee said...

oh, for a real strawberry....picked right off the plant.....

you're so right about some of the rocks disguised as berries in the stores....ick... just not right...

Kerry said...

Beautiful photos, cherries and strawberries, yum!

Linda Fleming said...

I had no idea any cherries were that color. I guess I am only familiar with bing cherries and refular cherries.

HElen said...

Beautiful photos! Yoummy cherried, you can "see" the taste :)
Never saw pink flowers of straberries, how nice!
We had our forst 4 straberries :) Alan said "they are so better that real (referring to the ones we were buying in the store) ones " on which I told him that the one we grew - couldn;t get more real :)

Michelle Eaton said...

How lucky are you. Sounds like a great place this time of year.

Carla said...

Pretty photos. Love strawberries. :)

Norma Soulet (AZArtist) said...

Wonderful photos of the cherries and the gorgeous flowers of the strawberries. I had never seen the flowers before.
Those cherries look yummy and I am sure the strawberries will be yummy too!