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Three discoveries

An impressive strawberry tree, photo taken with the phone

An impressive strawberry tree

This morning the usual car park I go to in Valtopina was full so I was forced to go to another one.

I was rather glad I did.

The first thing I discovered was a bank of orange marigolds in full bloom.

The second thing was a single purple anemone in flower at the edge of a lawn.

The third thing was strawberry trees laden with fruit, putting ours in the shade.

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  1. jomamahep
    December 17, 2016 at 12:14 pm

    Are the actually strawberries? I’ve never seen such a tree!

    • December 17, 2016 at 5:06 pm

      They just look like strawberries but don’t taste like them at all. They’re tough, hairy-feeling and rather tasteless with none of the sweet juice of ripe strawberries. The Latin name is Arbutus Unedo, the second word meaning ‘eat once’ presumably because once would be enough!

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