When we moved into this house last year, there were a few strawberry plants in the neglected garden. My husband gathered them up while weeding out the patch and planted them in two short rows. We watched with great excitement when the plants perked up this spring and started flowering, and then berries started forming. I painted this one day when the berries were first starting to get ripe and there were still a few flowers blooming. I had fun experimenting with the background, using the term for strawberries in many languages.