Friday, August 13, 2010

Blackberry jubilee


Today was blackberry day.

We hopped bikes and trundled past the neighbors' laundry flapping on the line...

past the potato and pumpkin fields...



...down the road past Susan's farm stand. 

I had to stop and gaze at the details (thank heaven for a patient husband)
like a dead beetle I spied beside the road, trimmed in iridescent purple and blue...


and the ladybug on elegant Queen Anne's lace waving in the breeze.


After all these diversions we reached the goal: a particularly juicy blackberry thicket.

Half an hour's labor yielded a bonanza.
Blackberries.

 

Then the result:

another glorious pie.



Tomorrow I'll cycle down to Barrett Road and pick another quart. 
Blackberry gelato tomorrow.

I wish a friend would stop by for iced tea and gelato in the garden tomorrow afternoon. Any takers?

9 comments:

Jenny said...

Me! Me!!

Sharyn Sowell said...

Jenny, tea in the garden on Monday with homemade gelato and iced tea! I'm not sure which Jenny this is but let me know if you really want to come, because I'll be working outside and you are more than welcome to join me.

marytroutman said...

who wouldnt love to come have a piece of that beautiful pie. what a lovely place you have the pleasure of living in. thanks for you blog it makes me feel so good.,
sincerely, marylou troutman

jane maday said...

Oh, how I miss being able to pick fresh blackberries. They just don't grow around here. I used to make blackberry and apple jam-my favorite!

Sharyn Sowell said...

What??? No blackberries in Colorado? I'm shocked! That's awful. I should send you a start or two when they're dormant. They are tough as nails and I feel sure you could start a little blackberry thicket in your own yard. But you might not thank me~ they are almost impossible to get rid of and spread like nobody's business. But I do love them. Want some, Jane?

Diane said...

You are a busy lady in the kitchen! What's a kitchen? I haven't cooked in months! Sometimes I miss it, sometimes I don't. Mostly I don't! But I sure admire good cooks!
Hugs,
Diane

Sharyn Sowell said...

I wish I could stop by for company and black berry pie. I remember the first time I visited you we went black berry picking. Just walked down the road and picked a lot. And then I remember the time we went to your friends on Whibey Island and pickd mblack berries and I somehow backed up and fell into a crate of them we had just picked.!!! Laugh on Sharyn. They are good memories!!! Kacie came home yesterday - soooo good to see her and hear some of her stories. Love to all of you. Barbara

Sharon Hermens said...

Black berry pie or cobbler. One of my favorites and I'm not a pie lover. Looked (probably gone by now) delicious!!!

Brandi said...

What a delightful day! That pie looks to-die-for!