Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Simple pleasures

I went out to the garden to pick myself some raspberries - the ones that are dark burgundy and the sweetest of the bunch.


But sometimes I feel like the Pied Piper of Hamlin. I seriously can't go anywhere on this property without three tag-alongs. They usually follow me in a line, or wait for me to get a little ahead and then run past me like maniacs.


Izzy loves raspberries but I make her lay down at the end of the row - otherwise she's in and out of the rows knocking the really ripe ones onto the ground...or picking her own - she gets in trouble for that! This way she just lays there and I throw the bird-pecked ones at her. She thinks it's great.

It always seems like the best and sweetest are always under a big leaf so I usually look pretty funny, practically standing on my head while I pick to fill up my bowl.


I was SUPER surprised to find some blueberries as well! Usually the birds get them all well before they've ripened enough for anyone to eat. The ones that were ripe were big and so sweet!


And then most surprising of all was this sunflower I found. I was so saddened by having to have the oak tree cut down - it was my favorite tree and I've been avoiding that part of the yard because it makes me feel bad. I happened to wander over anyway and discovered my favorite flower sprouting up next to it, where sunflowers have never been planted before.


Needless to say I was a bit speechless and absolutely delighted.


It really doesn't take much to make me happy. Simple pleasures always seem to be the best. :)

9 comments:

theUngourmet said...

Simple pleasures are totally the best! How fun that you have raspberries growing! My son would go crazy picking and eating them! ;)

Uncovered Ruby said...

Simple pleasures are the best, I totally agree with you! The sunflower is the hope and expectation of new life next to your beloved oak tree..how cool is that?!
Lisa :-)

Her Art Nest said...

Our family dogs used to eat our raspberries too! I remember "Angie" out there rummaging around on the ground wondering what she as doing out there. It was the raspberries! It is so cute that they enjoy the fruit as well as the rest of us! Lucky for you that sunflowers will be growing big and tall too! What a glorious plant. Take care, Nan

Faerie Moon Creations said...

Raspberries are one of my favorites! Yum! They look amazing. I just picked our first strawberry today - which I found odd because it's way past season. So, I only have the one and wondering when I should actually devour it! All three of your furry followers are most adorable - love that photo of the kitty head lickers! Theresa

shari said...

tee hee! we were definitely on the same page! my blueberries aren't ripe yet...can't wait!! then the blackberries...yum. and corn on the cob.

Dianne said...

Lovely berries... lovely post...

Olivia said...

izzy is so cute! what a lovely post :)

olivia
x

jacque4u2c said...

These photos make me smile too - I can tell why they make you happy! Just fantastic!

Christina Silverio said...

You are so very right; simple pleasures make life worthwhile. :)
Gorgeous pics, and delicious looking raspberries!