Sunday, July 11, 2010

Dessert!

I picked these berries for our dessert.  The strawberries are so small but very sweet - like wild berries.  


And while I was standing in the hot sun picking the blueberries, I was carried back in time to when I picked blueberries as a kid - for money, not dessert!   It felt just the same: walking on field grass and carefully taking off only the ripe ones.  I must be older, though, since I wasn't eating any while I picked. 

Walking through the tall plants in the garden, I brushed against the lavender.  Such a wonderful scent rose up.  Lavender in the sun is way more exotic than my old days on the blueberry farm.

I'm celebrating Mellow Yellow Monday and Ruby Tuesday with this photo.  Do visit and see what other people are celebrating.

33 comments:

Liz said...

My mouth waters just looking at these berries.

Happy MYM!

Liz @ MLC

LadyNoor said...

I enjoyed the story, took me back when I was younger felt so sick in the stomach after eating too much guavas straight from the tree :D... Now my mouth is watering thinking about the desert :)


Here is my Mellow Yellow Monday post.

Rune Kvisla said...

Nice! I recognize it all, the "professional" picking as well. Still remember my secret spots in the forest :-)

Greyscale Territory said...

I so love fresh berries! These look delicious!

Ginny said...

A pretty fruity picture, to be sure! I love lavender and we have lots around here. It's what I use to practice taking bee pictures! You have put lovely pictures in my head.

Rudee said...

I have a sudden yen for vanilla ice cream topped with a smooth raspberry sauce. Throw in some peaches and we'll just call it peach melba. Yum.

I love the smell of fresh lavender.

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Life Ramblings said...

those berries look delicious and juicy. Happy Ruby Tuesday!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Beautiful berries! My daughter and sil grow some blueberries on their place in Oregon and I am missing them (both people and berries ;>).

We used to do a lot of U-pick strawberries back in our other life. However you get ahold of them, they are delicious!

Dani said...

wow..I love berries..lovely shot

happy Tuesday

Manang Kim said...

I love wild berries did that too last Thursday and I enjoyed it much. Happy weekdays!

Streak of yellow

hip-chick said...

The yellow colander is very nice but I must admit the blueberries inside look nicer.

EG Wow said...

Isn't summer wonderful? Berries and lavender - What a great combination. :)

Maria @ LSS said...

They look delicious.

ilanadavita said...

I just love summer berries!

ilanadavita said...

I just love summer berries!

reg said...

by far my two favourite berries, Nice pic

Lesa said...

Great looking berries! I picked the last of my blueberries last week. :o(

Marites said...

Those look really yummy and I envy you for having them just within reach in your garden. My RT is up too.

DrowseyMonkey said...

looks yummy, I especially love blueberries :)

Siromade said...

I'm dribbling now, that's oen of my fave fruits, love your post yo make me think of going to the shop and buy it.lol

Ann said...

this yellow sieve is good for washing berries like yours.

Yummy!!!!

maryt/theteach said...

Great Ruby Tuesday photo and memory, Stephanie! :)

A 2 Z said...

Hi Stephanie,

I'm older but I still eat them as I pick them LOL. Thanks for sharing.

Anne-Marie

MARGARET GOSDEN 2 said...

And to add to these beauties one can now add red currents (once banned in the US) and black currents.
As a child I recall a rich stew made out of these soft fruits!

Marice said...

awww i want one! I miss eating those!

u may view mine too here

Marlene said...

I have read a couple of days ago that berries could help us look younger. I like raspberries better than blueberries. Enjoy your berries!

Mimi said...

They look so yummy! And berries are soooo good for you- mind you, I'd eat the vanilla icecream suggested above too!
It is a blessing to have lovely fresh foods growing, isn't it?

Mama Zen said...

I could never resist eating when I picked berries!

April said...

Mmm, berry picking time. These look delicious! I don't have blueberries in my garden, but I did buy some the other day. I love the scent of lavender.

jeannette said...

Oh that's how I used to make money too as a teen: picking berries:) And what did I buy for my hard earned money? painting supplies of course:)

Johnny Nutcase said...

yum yum yum! Lucky you!

Gill - That British Woman said...

I need to pick some raspberries tonight, as I see they are ready.

Gill

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