look what we got to do this weekend. yum.
we ventured out with some of hannah’s classmates to the surrounding countryside to go strawberry-picking. me and hannah were both excited as we have never picked strawberries before and hannah *loves* strawberries. and it was a chance to get to know her classmates a little more.
the countryside really is beautiful this time of the year. the yellow flowers you see are *everywhere*, even in random empty lots and roadsides within the city. they are from a chinese vegetable called 油菜 (literally translated “oil vegetable”) how convenient that a staple food also blooms such wonderful yellow flowers. i soo want to find someone(s) willing to do a photo shoot in one of those fields. =)
after driving around for 1 1/2 hours (should’ve only taken 20 minutes), stopping literally 15 times to ask for directions, winding along seemingly random unmarked roads that the locals told us to follow… we finally found the place to pick strawberries. but i did enjoy taking in the scenery along the way. the strawberry picking place was basically just at someone’s home and farmland (no big signs saying “U-pick”). their house and property had a lot of character and photo-potential, and if i wasn’t toting 2 kids by myself, trying to keep up with 15 other people, i would’ve taken more pictures around their property. oh wells… if only i could find my way back there, i’d find me a few more someone(s) for another photo shoot. =)
oh and yes, the strawberries were delish. i liked how they made my whole car smell of strawberries.