I picked the first ripened strawberry of the season from my garden. It is HUGE. It is GIANT! And there are many more to come. Talking of giant strawberries, one of my all time favourite blogs is titled My Giant Strawberry and is written by Anne Butera. She has posted about the origins of her blog's name here. Anne is a highly talented artist and creative person. She takes beautiful photographs and looks for daily joys in life. If you like similar things to me then you are sure to love her blog.
Here is a close up of the giant strawberry with my hand for comparison and I have found an even bigger unripened one! They have been grown in a strawberry bed without using any chemicals or even watering. I have just let nature do her thing and she has rewarded me with a bounty of fruit! Even the snails have left the strawberries alone (so far!) and have preferred to devour the leaves instead. 'Fruits' of my previous labour have eventually been paid off.