Strawberries for Christmas

The strawberry season in Taiwan starts in December, just in time for Christmas.  Yesterday we took Christine and Joan’s suggestion and drove north to the strawberry fields.  We hopped on highway shield 3 (not flower 3 which is larger, nor squiggle 3 which is smaller – you get used to it) and drove an hour or so into lovely foothills.    The road was lined with orange trees (they are also in season now)

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and wild poinsettia bushes

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and cute (Taiwanese are very big on cute) giant strawberries,

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and small, well-tended strawberry fields.  Dan stuffed his feet in the provided plastic boots and headed out to pick his own.

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He got a little carried away.  We have plenty of strawberries now.  Fortunately they are pretty tasty.

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We headed back home through the misty, jungle foothills.  Lovely day.

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