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. :)