Here is a vintage botanical illustration of a wild strawberry.
I love illustrations of strawberries and I believe it’s because they bring back wonderful memories from my early years. Wild strawberries grew abundantly in the forest surrounding the farm where I lived for the first chapter of my life. My sisters and I would often go picking wild strawberries (blueberries and mushrooms as well). Besides the snacking we did while we were picking the berries, we would bring our pickings home for mom to clean and prepare. Preparing normally meant a generous pour of fresh farm cream from one of our cows, and a sprinkle of sugar, served in a small floral dessert bowl – which would now be an antique dish. And those berries were delicious! I scanned the original page from Wayside and Woodland Blossoms by Edward Step, 1909.
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