Monday, June 21, 2010

Ruby Red Strawberry At The Cemetery

Memorial day weekend Hubs and I were visiting the family cemetery where his parents, grandparents and some siblings are buried. Here in the rural areas of West Virginia, folks would say we were in the middle of nowhere and by all accounts we were. Not a single house for miles and miles and no cell tower for reception. As I was making my way down the hill after placing flowers on the gravesites I looked down at my feet and discovered this one wild strawberry. I looked for more but there was only this one. I didn't pick it.
God planted something for me to smile about.
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17 comments:

rebecca said...

love your one beautiful wild straw berry,
and every word you used to describe your day.

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

This photo couldn't be more perfect!!!

My Ruby Tuesday is "Skipping Rocks" - a sculpture. Come by to view if you have time today.

ANNI'S RUBY TUESDAY

DrillerAA09 said...

Excellent.
Not everyone has the sensitivity to realize that God is at work around us all of the time. We just have to stop and admire His work, even in the smallest of treasures.
Have a great RT.

reg said...

what a beautiful straw berry. and how nice it is to capture it in this way.I would not have picked it either.

Dimple said...

Hi Carletta!
Thanks for coming by!
That's a luscious looking strawberry; you have a lot of self-control. The wild ones are so much better tasting than the domestic, tho' they are a lot smaller.
Hope your PC feels better soon!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Glad you got to visit the cemetery on Memorial Day. And seeing that one little strawberry must have been a sign from your loved ones ---saying that they are all FINE.... I'm glad you smiled when you saw that little beauty...
Hugs,
Betsy

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

A sweet surprise glimpse of beauty and one you needed and deserved!

Ralph said...

Indeed, this looks like a divine addition to the cemetery. If it is so far away that it is difficult to leave flowers, a beautiful wildflower of sorts near the gravestones - the color of life. Wonderful capture!

EG Wow said...

I'm glad you left it. If the seeds from the berry germinate there may be many more strawberries in years to come. :)

Raven said...

Lovely. One, poor lonely little strawberry, though. Are you short of bees in WV? We are here. I'm noticing that there aren't so many dandylions in the yard this year. I miss the bees and the weeds.

maryt/theteach said...

I'm glad you didn't pick it Carletta... :)

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Carletta: Looks like a tasty bite.

George said...

I admire your self-restraint. I think I would have been tempted to pick and eat that delicious-looking strawberry.

ellen b. said...

What a wonderful find! I love it when stuff like this is noticed and appreciated. happy ruby to you...

Gattina said...

That's very creative, one little red spot !

JunieRose2005 said...

Wonderful post, Carletta! I would have left it too!

Love,

Junie

Craver Vii said...

The Lord is good. I appreciate the way you give him credit for the strawberry. :-)