I was away for two weeks with family. Today I found a forgotten lemon on the counter. The ones in the fridge look fine. Perhaps I took it out of the fridge to cut and squeeze the juice but forgot? It’s dehydrated and caved, no rotting smell, I thought about slicing it open but I’d already pitched it after I photographed it before I thought of that.
’Tis the season. Strawberry season. These look good AND taste wonderful. We all know there are berries that look impressive but disappoint when you bite into them. But not these.
These strawberries captured the taste of summer. Totally!
Unadorned, they were perfection.
(and when I went to look up strawberry I read that “in the botanical world technically they are not considered a true berry” who knew?
“The strawberry is not, from a botanical point of view, a berry. Technically, it is an aggregate accessory fruit, meaning that the fleshy part is derived not from the plant’s ovaries but from the receptacle that holds the ovaries. Each apparent “seed” (achene) on the outside of the fruit is actually one of the ovaries of the flower, with a seed inside it.”
Q: How many seeds does a teacher plant in a lifetime?
A: Too many to count.
That lone seed looks like it is floating to me!
There are lots of teacher gifts with apples and seeds and sweet sayings but I was thinking about how often a teacher sees the fruit of one’s labors from the years of teaching in the classroom.
In addition to ice cream, I love to eat fruit. I know there are people who do not. This fruit bowl was so inviting. Bought three kinds of apples after sampling each and also the golden Mirabellen.
A different kind of apple store- Apfelgalerie, Berlin.
Apple parked downtown. Found on Penn Avenue at 13th Street, around the corner from the Heinz History Center.