Blessed with Fall Strawberries

I have never heard of fall strawberries. But none-the-less, I was thrilled to find a farmer selling fall strawberries on the side of the road.

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This year has been a bumper crop, at least for me personally. No, I don’t grow strawberries, but we happened to be in Texas during their strawberry season, then traveled through Arkansas when they were harvesting the red delicious beauties and blessed with last spring and early fall strawberries in Virginia!

I just love picking and processing any type of berries! Our first place to pick strawberries was at scenic Marburger Orchard in Fredericksburg, Texas.

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Enroute to Austin, we found Sweet Berry Farm in Marble Falls, Texas. As you can see, they had a gully washer before we came but we were determined to pick our strawberries for making jam!
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imageI whipped up a batch of my famous strawberry cranberry jam.
imageOn our way from Texas to Virginia we found Arkansas strawberries.

It had been quilt a while since we’ve had homemade ice cream (close to a decade) and during the late spring, I dusted the cobwebs off my machine and made a batch. Yum, yum!

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Once a year, when the strawberries are in season, I make a scrumptius homemade pie.

 

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Texas Bluebonnet Series: The Last Hurrah

This concludes my Texas Bluebonnet Series. It has been my most extensive series ever (starting on June 4 with thirteen posts) and I hope you have enjoyed the extensive photos of bluebonnets in the Texas Hill Country.

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On the road again.

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Our trip would not have been complete without some amazing Texas BBQ from The Spread Pit Barbecue in Brady, Texas.

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Only in Texas have we ever found jalapeño stuffed quail wrapped with bacon and dipped in butter. Delicious!

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Texas Bluebonnet Series: Colorado River and Inks Lake

On the last stretch of the trip, the first few photos were taken outside of Austin.

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Then, we enjoyed some amazing scenery with rock formations and wildflowers driving along the Colorado River and Inks Lake.

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Scenic view of Perissos Vineyard.

Texas Bluebonnets Series: Remember The Alamo

We love visiting and remembering The Alamo (The Shrine Of Texas Liberty) while in San Antonio.

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There were hundreds of people walking around. I can’t believe I captured this photo without anyone in it and stood there for quite a while to do so!

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Jim and Camelia in the gardens of The Alamo.

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Jim standing in front of a massive tree at The Alamo.

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This monument reads:”From the fire that burned their bodies, rose the external spirit of sublime heroic sacrifice, which gave birth to an empire state.”

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Beautiful blooms outside of The Alamo.

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You cannot imagine how tall and wide this cactus was. It was taller than us! It covered a lot of ground.

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The American flag proudly flying at The Alamo.

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