Berries in Waiting (Almost Here)
One of the things I love about the farm is how the landscape is always changing! I love to observe the relationship between the flowers and the fruits (and sometimes the flowers and the roots). I didn't grow up with a garden or watching plants grow so now it is an endless fascination!
It is a bit of a puzzle to me how so many delicate, white flowers become fruits of all shapes and colors.
The tiny white blueberry flowers do project the future shape of the blueberry. They make me think of old-fashioned pictures of a sleeping cap or tiny tulips. Imagine that soon deep blue, plump, juicy blueberries will emerge!
The blackberry flowers are larger, more dispersed and do not suggest to me the fruit that is to follow. These dainty flowers remind me of something I might see painted on porcelain.
The strawberry flowers have happy sunshine faces. To me, they are the lowrider version of sunflowers -- bringing a smile to me face with just a look at theirs. Who would think there is a rosy, juicy strawberry waiting to burst forth?
So nice for them all to put on a cheery show while we wait for their transformation.