Sunday, July 25, 2010

Blueberry morning

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This morning my husband and I went Blueberry picking for the first time this year. We usually go our separate ways once we arrive because he tends to go from bush to bush while I find one bush and stick with it. Especially if the berries taste good!

As I was picking he sent me a text … ‘Turkeys up by the trees’. I snuck down through the bushes and caught them just as they were heading back towards the woods. My husband said they had wandered out of the woods about 6’ from him. Dang those Turkeys weren’t shy! They must have been hungry!

BB frog To get to the Blueberry bushes we had to walk around a little pond. Frogs were everywhere poking their heads up out of the water, giving me the eye.

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All washed up and ready to eat! My girls already ate about a third of the berries right out of the colander!

 

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Since we’re talking ‘blue’ here I thought I’d throw in this blue dragonfly, an Eastern Pondhawk. It might look blue like a blueberry but I wouldn’t recommend eating it ; )

 

I’m joining Mary and her Little Red House blog this week for Mosaic Monday. I hope you will stop by.

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46 comments:

Grace @ Sense and Simplicity said...

I love your mosaic - especially the way you set up your fantastic photos with the words below. I've been blueberry picking, but only in the wild. I love your frog photo.

Lavender Cottage said...

The berries you picked look like wild ones. The farm where I went recently has cultivars I guess because the blueberries were huge.
They sure are plentiful up here and I filled 2 baskets and part of a bucket from only 3 bushes.

Dog Trot Farm said...

I hope the blueberry season is longer than the Strawberry season, I never did manage to get strawberry picking. The Humidity rolled in and "wham" the season was over. What ya going to make with all those beautiful berries? I highly recommend Tasha Tudor's Blueberry Cake "receipt." Love those turkeys.

Snap said...

Delightful post. I thought I was picking blueberries with you! Love the frog. Beautiful!

KarenHarveyCox said...

Blueberries, my favorite. I love your mosaic! I used to pick berries with my daughters when they were little. Such lovely photographs, and a wonderful reminder of summer scenes.
Karen

Vee said...

I'll just pretend that I've been berrying...blueberries are my favorite so I adore your mosaic.

A Garden of Threads said...

Blueberries are a favorite in our house. Love the picture of the turkeys.

Snappy Di said...

I think Mr. Froggy liked you. ;-0

What an exceptional way to spend time together with your Hubby.

DI

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

A wonderful posting. Delicious blueberries and love the froggie

Becky said...

Yummy bluberries! Love the turkeys and the frog!

mormar said...

When we were kids on vacation in NH we would sometimes get to pick blueberries. we always had metal peanut butter pails. My mother told me once that I ate more than I left in the pail. Thanks for bringing back a good memory. Now2, blueberry muffins, pancakes and shortcakes made from fluffy biscuits. Yum!

Susan said...

Cheeze, those were great photos, Sharon. Mmmmmm, fresh blueberries sound so good! Susan

Erin @ I Heart New England said...

Looks like such a fun time! I really want to go blueberry picking this summer too! ♥

Phyllis said...

The blueberry bushes are so pretty...and the dragonfly too!

clairz said...

Lovely post, perfect music. I really like coming to your blog, even if it makes me homesick for NH!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Love blueberries, but have never picked them. Looks like you have come competition out there. :-D
Have great week.

Natasha said...

Wow, what a wonderful way to spend a day. It looks like you picked quite a few-yum!

Best wishes,
Natasha.

Blooming Rose Musings said...

I picked up some blueberries at the farmers' market today. They were just about gone by the time I got home! I think berries of all kinds are one of the best things about summer, don't you? That is so funny about the turkeys. I love the look the frog is giving you. I have a feeling the dragonfly might be giving you the same look...hard to tell with a dragonfly! Beautiful.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I love bluberries! I bought a few bushes this spring and I'm hoping they take and give us fresh berries next year.

Your mosaic is fabulous and I love the macro of the dragonfly!

Chatelaine said...

Those fresh picked blueberries look delicious. Love all your nature shots too. That frog is adorable!

I expect to see at least one blueberry muffin or pie in your next post!

Bernie said...

What a delight ... such a nice mosaic. I just loved the shot of the blue dragonfly as well ... spectacular creature.

Anu@My Dream Canvas said...

How pretty, lovely mosaic. I am hosting a CSN Giveaway and would love for you to stop by.

GrandmaK said...

I do love blueberries and dragon flies! Lovely! Cathy

Jayne said...

Oh, how I love blueberries too, and the fact that they are so bountiful in the summer and not $5/pint helps too! Must have been fun to pick your own and enjoy them. :c)

Mizzus G said...

What a wonderful idea for a mosaic. I love the blueberries, and the wild turkey strolling down the path. What a great shot. I really miss seeing those guys. We don't get them here in the burbs. I miss the country life so much.

Fabulous mosaic and now I want blue berries. Thank goodness I have some!

Hope you have a lovely Monday,
Susan

Eve said...

You photos and stories to go with are always such a treat Sharon. I've been picking blueberries right here at Sunny Side Up, but only half the amount that is here! I can't get to the back side of the bushes! Will have to do some major yard reno!!!
The dragonfly photo is really wonderful! Check on an Eastern Pondhawk. That was my first thought...they are one of my very favorites! Stay cool! Have a wonderful day!

Kerri said...

Super post! YUMMY too :)

altar ego said...

I love blueberries! Fun to catch the turkeys at their breakfast.

PinkCat said...

Wow - what an amazing collection of blueberries. From a UK supermarket the cost of a small tub is about £3.00 - that's about $2. I love blueberries in my porridge! x

Riet said...

Wow, what a lot of delicous blue berries. I love your photo's like the dragonfly and the frog. All blue.

Loree said...

I can almost taste those blue berries. I am sure they were great. I would have eaten them out of the colander too.

Shelley said...

Looks like a scenic place to go blueberry picking! You have those nice high bushes to pick from! We went picking this past weekend on my in-laws property and they have the low bush (they actually look like little plants) blueberries. Time for some blueberry pancakes!

Mary said...

Aw Sharon, that looks like so much fun! And I love the turkeys!!! Thanks for sharing at MM. :)

Pat said...

The blueberries look delish! Now, what will you make with them? Yum!

Pondside said...

What a beautiful place to go picking blueberries! I'd be there every day, in season.

The Curious Cat said...

Oh! You're blog makes me so envious sometimes...know any eligible American men who need a wife?! :) xxx

Hula Girl at Heart said...

Yum. I just made blueberry scones with a blueberry sauce on the side Sunday night. The Hula-gen's love blueberrys.

PS-Keep your fingers crossed. I'm shooting some engagement pictures tomorrow night!

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

this just made me smile

wonderful...

what great photographs..and the cute little frog too

kary and teddy
xxx
so happy to stop by today

Mimi said...

What a beautiful day. Thanks for taking me along.
Mimi

Donna said...

Those blueberries look absolutely delicious. What great close-up photographs!

Balisha said...

You certainly have a way with a camera. You capture pictures and we feel like we are right there. Thanks...Balisha

Carolynn said...

I think my skin is starting to take on a blue cast what with all the blueberries I've been consuming lately. I love them! Such a pleasant day you spent in the blueberry patch.

Ms. Bake-it said...

A post about two of my favorite things! Blueberries and dragonflies! I can easily eat blueberries every day! My parents live in ME and they have wild turkeys come visit them but they can be a bit skittish. Love the frog. Great photos!

~ Tracy

hip-chick said...

Those darn turkeys. We have members at work who tell me that the turkeys spread out their wings over the blueberry bushes and wave them till the berries fall on the ground.

Karin said...

I picked blueberries too - at the grocery store! Your way of picking and eating and taking time to enjoy nature sounds so much more enjoyable. Wish I could!! Love your photos - thanks for sharing!

Kim said...

We go at least once, if not more, every year, It is great for the kids and a little "therapy" for mom also..the kids are actually quiet while stuffing those little beauties in their mouths :)