This was what I wanted last winter

@sallypup (30065)
Moses Lake, Washington
June 1, 2017 12:16pm CST
Slick, treacherous winter roads. I craved first May and now June. Flowers opening. Strawberry blooms then today, hey! An orange strawberry. Getting ripe. I'd carefully step, one slippery step, snow packed, ice, down the deck steps to the car. I'd pray roomie would get us to town and back in one piece. And I'd remember poppies and holly hock and showy round allium heads. We made it through. We're back to picking oregano and yanking weeds. Yee haw. Time to rest up for the next winter blast.
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• United States
1 Jun 17
Orange strawberry? What am I missing?
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@sallypup (30065)
• Moses Lake, Washington
1 Jun 17
@AbbyGreenhill First there are strawberry blooms then a bee comes along and pollinates. Then you get a green berry and pretty soon, with some Spring warmth, that berry turns orange and keep waiting, it will ripen to red. I promise. Just let the bugs or dogs get in to the patch.
• United States
1 Jun 17
@sallypup I know the process, my grandfather was a strawberry farmer for most of his life. My fahter grew tons of them.... but I've never seen one orange, they go from green to white and pink then red around here.
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@sallypup (30065)
• Moses Lake, Washington
1 Jun 17
@AbbyGreenhill The berry that I peeked at today was orange. Tinge of green.
@celticeagle (121039)
• Boise, Idaho
2 Jun 17
A pink poppy. How lovely. Yes, be ready for the next winter blast. Ugh!
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@sallypup (30065)
• Moses Lake, Washington
2 Jun 17
@celticeagle Of course we keep hoping for a better upcoming winter.
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@celticeagle (121039)
• Boise, Idaho
3 Jun 17
@sallypup .....If Mother Nature would just find a happy medium that would good.
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@sallypup (30065)
• Moses Lake, Washington
3 Jun 17
@celticeagle Pretty please, Ma!
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@marlina (80696)
• Canada
1 Jun 17
I was waiting for all this stuff too.
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@sallypup (30065)
• Moses Lake, Washington
1 Jun 17
@marlina You're north of me. I imagine you were shivering, too.
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@marlina (80696)
• Canada
2 Jun 17
@sallypup Yes, we were shivering and still are some mornings.
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@sallypup (30065)
• Moses Lake, Washington
2 Jun 17
@marlina We've been like that: 90s day time for a couple of days then down to the 70s. Roller coaster temps.
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• United States
1 Jun 17
Gorgeous photo look at the color! So delicate. Yes yeehaw lol yankin weeds.
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@sallypup (30065)
• Moses Lake, Washington
1 Jun 17
I know. @TiarasOceanView. I just want to take the petals off and pet them.
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• United States
1 Jun 17
@sallypup Right?
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@Corbin5 (122919)
• United States
1 Jun 17
You really did have a rough winter!!! So glad you now will be able to spend time in the lovely outdoors.
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@sallypup (30065)
• Moses Lake, Washington
1 Jun 17
@Corbin5 Three months of snow and ice. Enough! Good to hear from you.
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@prashu228 (25519)
• India
2 Jun 17
Wow ... Have a great day
@PatZAnthony (13262)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
2 Jun 17
Love the oregano growing here, but not so fond of those weeds.