Thursday, September 27, 2012


It's an annual affair.
Blackberry season.

But this year we've had an abundance.
The hedges and roadsides are dripping with blackberries.
Glorious fruit just begging to be savored.

 A single berry is a jewel, 
a firecracker popped into the mouth.

Which perhaps explains the bittersweetness of last night's pie...

Last pie of the year.
End of the season.

I licked the last crumb from the plate.
Every. Last. Crumb.

Boy, was it good.

Just the way I want to live my life,
aware and celebrating every morsel,
every single minute.

Never wasting it.
Licking every last bit of joy from 
life's abundant pie.



Marqueta (Mar-keet-a) said...

Dear Sharyn,

What a yummy post! Our blackberries ripen in summer, and are looong gone, but my mouth is watering at your photos. What a great motto about licking every last bit of joy from life's abundant pie; will this be a future piece of artwork for you, perhaps?



Sharyn Sowell said...


Actually, YES! I'm working on a blackberry design for a fabric pattern coming out in Spring 2014. Yummy... I can't wait to finish it up. And perhaps pull out a bag of berries from the freezer to bake a celebratory pie!