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Views from Here :: A Day of Cherries

Last year was not the year for cherries.  Early Spring weather just didn't permit it.  This year, well, no hard frosts late in the Spring has meant very little damage to plants in our area.  Early June is prime cherry season.  We've entered the time of year when you have to be ready to jump on things when they are ripe.  It's time to start checking the raspberry patch every day and formulate when I'm going to make the first batch of apple sauce.

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Mike picked over a gallon of cherries for us: jam, ice cream, and a mythic cherry cobbler.
I know what I'm doing tomorrow.

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He stood on top of the car again, since the tree has no low branches.
My grandmother and I wrangled the little people while he picked.
Mainly, Laurel Mae--she got dirty with all the stuff she got into!

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After lunch and a bath and a nap, we went to the Swing Place.
Laurel had her first go on the swings.
We kept her swinging gently and she only tumbled off one time.
In slow motion.

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My three on the swings--what a memory this will be.
And that golden sun.

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I found some wild strawberries growing among the leaf litter.

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Standing around, I noticed what looked like squashed cherries on the ground.
Sure enough, a cherry tree with golden red cherries!

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No low branches on this one either, so we picked what we could reach.
We ate a fair amount and brought some home for Mike.

Comments

( 2 trees — Plant a Forest )
blakdove
Jun. 6th, 2015 10:51 pm (UTC)
Yum!

What a great shot, on the swing. And of Laurel by herself on the swing. Miriam loves swings like that, too.
impossibleway
Jun. 7th, 2015 11:20 am (UTC)
Today I get to preserve it all. A very tasty weekend! Those swings, so special to us, in all their simplicity.
( 2 trees — Plant a Forest )

A Blessed Wilderness

It was just like being in heaven, being in there. In those days there was no road. The park was all a blessed wilderness. I have often thought what a wonderful people we would have been if we had wanted to keep it that way.

~Adolph Murie, biologist, on Denali


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