Monday, March 16, 2009

Probably not what the Beatles had in mind

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Taken on our ill-fated walk the other week (Click to enlarge)
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Since St. Patrick's Day is upon us Mary over at Work of the Poet suggested we go green for this week's Ruby Tuesday, so what better than green fields full of red...
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Wait a minute! Hold everything!
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Are those NOT strawberries??? When I took the shot, knowing them to be grown by families on that same moshav, I was sure they were, but now that I've blown up the shot a bit I'm not at all sure. Could they be peppers? Or even some kind of grape tomatoes?
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Aack! Now what? What to do, what to do... I had a snappy title lined up and everything. Aww hell, until someone tells me otherwise I'm going to go with strawberries. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.
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(Can you tell that I'm not exactly a country mouse?)
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Happy St. Patrick's Day, Ruby Tuesday, and whatever else you happen to be celebrating this week. And on that note, I'm off to go eat some of the delicious red strawberries (yes, this time I'm sure) that I bought at the greengrocer's this morning.
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26 comments:

Neas Nuttiness said...

If you say that they are strawberries, then strawberries they are!

"Sunshine" said...

Well, the leaves don't look like peppers or tomatoes to me--I think they really are strawberries. My grandma used to have a patch of them and I really enjoyed picking (and eating) them. Great shot :)

Daryl said...

They look like strawberry leaves but the red things look almost like lipstick .. I know everything is about fashion to me .. soooo shallow

Dina said...

What ever it is, that a great photo of it!

Jientje said...

I think they're strawberries!!
Now I have this song lingering in my head!! Strawberry fields forever!!!

Thanks for your comment. If you ever do make it to Belgium, you will be more than welcome!

Leora said...

Um, they don't look like strawberry leaves to me. They look like radish leaves, and those bright red thingies on the side look like radishes.

But heh, what do I know. I've got Penny Lane going through my ears and in my eyes. With blue suburban skies.

Felisol said...

Strawberry fields forever is what this delicious picture is all about.
Mmmm. I can almost taste them all the way to Norway.
From Felisol

luna miranda said...

strawberry it is.:D luscious, sweet strawberries.

Dylan said...

I would stick with Strawberries as well , great picture.. (:-)

ilanadavita said...

Whatevet these are your post is green and red!

Paz said...

LOL! I'm so not a country mouse, either. Great green and red shot.

Happy day to you,
Paz

Eaton Bennett said...

It's too difficult to tell what they are. Could be strawberries could be not...as far as i can see they are whatever you say they are Robin. Happy RT/St. Patrick's Day! :)

KitchenMaus said...

I would love to pick those berries, fresh and red among the greens!

Amber Star said...

I'm with Sunshine about the leaves not looking like tomatoes or peppers...I'm thinking they are strawberries.

Great choice for the red and green RT.

Mojo said...

The plant beds and leaves look like the pick-your-own strawberry farms we have here, and that black weed block is most often stretched across the beds with openings cut in it for the strawberry plants to come through. I'm not familiar enough with all the varieties of tomatoes there are to rule them out, but they're not radishes. Radishes are tubers -- or roots anyway -- that grow like carrots.

I think your first assessment was correct: strawberries.

Jew Wishes said...

I quite like the strawberries with the green! Lovely shot.

dot said...

I really think they are strawberries and someone knows what they are doing. Wish I had a few for b'fast! Nice picture!

poppy fields said...

Happy Saint Patricks...I got some strawberries today, too :)

Tink *~*~* said...

'nother vote for strawberries, here.

Happy TUESDAY,
Tink *~*~*

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Shannon said...

I'm totally buyin' the strawberry story. And, my dear, that is a lovely photo...as always. Happy St. Pat's. Luck o' the Irish with you.

And thanks for coming by and being such a good friend even though I have thoroughly sucked lately! You're the best.

Ralph said...

I couldn't tell you what they are. But they are growing well, and I wish we could have such irrigation ditches to keep the plants well hydrated. And since green is the operative here, a finr choice for a green March 17!

Dianne said...

I am such a city mouse that I thought all those bags in the ditches were old shoes!!

Oy!

Carletta said...

Not tomatoes not even little grape ones and Mojo is right that radishes are underground.
I think strawberries - very densely packed I might add.
Great photo!
I like the way it made us all think for a bit.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Nice photo of strawberry plants, Robin. Living in the country I forget that city people don't know what the plants look like that their veggies and fruit grow on, which gives me an idea of some future posts on my blogs. ;-)

Meanwhile, you can keep posting about everyday life in Israel to enlighten me!

maryt/theteach said...

Robin, I couldn't tell whether they were strawberries or corn! I'm no coutry girl! Ha! :)

This Eclectic Life said...

You mean strawberries come from a plant?