Monday, June 28, 2010

Tranquility In the Blueberry Patch

It was the perfect morning.
Low humidity, blue skies
and birds singing their little
hearts out....

This is the entrance to the blueberry patch.

This year someone has tied the bushes up.
In years past they had looked much more wild.

I began picking, thinking how very long it
was going to take to fill my quart container.

Most of the berries still needed time to truly ripen
but in a self pick patch like this one
it is not likely to happen.

People get excited and pick anything that
is blue so you just have to do your best.
Fortunately, I like a tart berry
so it works for me.

In the mosaic you can see my mother
getting her baskets filled.

I meandered, looking around...
watching the birds
picking if I had to.

I picked one quart.
She got two.

Georgia picks with more attention
to getting just the best berries so she
also got fewer berries but you can bet
they were the biggest and the sweetest.

Back home again
and with a day or two
for the berries
to sweeten up
Chelsea made a blueberry pie.

It was eaten quickly at
the Fellowship Meal at church

Thanks for stopping by.
I am joining up with both
Sally's Blue Monday
Mary's Mosaic Monday.

For a precious post about
Sally you should visit
I would say that the tone of this
post is true also for Mary.
What wonderful hostesses these
ladies are.

Have a wonderful day.
You are just...
the Best!



Diane Shiffer said...

I remember as a child in Maine we would go picking wild blueberries... and get quarts and quarts and quarts! Enough for a whole winter's worth of blueberry muffins. yum!

Chelsey's pie looks absolutely amazing... I can almost taste is through the screen;-)

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Becky, that looks wonderful. I adore blueberries. As a matter of fact, another blogger and I just went to lunch and had the best Blueberry dessert I think I have ever put in my mouth. I have a photo of it on my blog, and she blogged about it, too. It was GOOD! Oh, was it GOOD! This makes me hungry for blueberries again. Gee thanks... my diet is shot! ;-)


Sheila :-)

Deanna Rabe - Creekside Cottage Blog said...

Tim and I shared a piece of that pie yesterday - it was really, really good!

And it looked pretty too!

SmilingSally said...

Mmm, fresh blueberry pie. You can't get better than that!

Happy Blue Monday, Becky!

Lori E said...

I stock up on them every summer. They freeze great on a cookie sheet and them seal them up in bags like little blue marbles.
Yum, yum.

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Big smile...while I was reading this post I was eating my cheerio's with blueberries. That pie looks scrumptious!
♥, Susan

Theresa Plas said...

Loverly Post! Yummy, scrumptious blueberry pie! Happy Blue Monday!

Tracy said...

LOVING all this blueberry goodness! Ages since I made a blueberry pie. Chelsea's pie looks delicious...mmm... Happy Days to you all, Becky :o) ((HUGS))

LV said...

It is not easy picking berries, but the end result makes it worthwhile. A big, juicy blue berry pie. Wish I had a slice now.

Deborah Kay at The Paint Splash said...

Oh I love blueberries. I haven't been picking them in years. They are soooo much betterThanks for the comments. I loved hearing that your son was 14 year old granddaughter is the one I got to have them on for. Have a great week. Debbie

Vee said...

Blueberry pie is my absolute favorite dessert. I ask for it instead of birthday cake that's how much I love it. Great job, Chelsea! That pie is making me hungry.

Kim, USA said...

Oh my I so love to pick blueberries!! And the pie that look delish too. Happy Monday!


Thoughtfully Blended Hearts said...

I do love blueberries so much and it looks like so much fun if it isn't too hot...Happy MM!!!

Janice said...

You got a great day for it, looks like a delicious pie.

Cindy said...

Look at that pie! Delicious! Lovely blue skies.

jlshall said...

Love your blueberry mosaic. And that pie looks amazingly yummy! Yes, I can believe it didn't last long!
Happy Blue Monday! from Joy @ Joysweb

Dena E's Blog said...

Wow, how delightful all of your photos are...Awesome lokking pie BTW !!! Yummy for the tummy I'd imagine..
Happy Blue Monday do click on over to mine,I'd be honored
~~~Blessings and Hugs~~~Dena

JEANNE said...

Hi Becky dear, thank you so much fo your many comments while I was on blog break. Today has been too quiet but I did take a loooong nap. I slept so long i feel guilty. HA! My intention was to visit all day but I kept falling asleep with my hand on the keyboard. I finally gave in to sleep.

The blueberries are wonderful. I wish I knew where I could pick blueberries. I do have lots of black raspberries and blackberries growing on the side of my yard. My daughter and I made two batches of raspberry preserves yesterday. this morning I made sour cherry preserves. Love it!!!

Gotta run, my dh has offered to hang some plate rails I have wanted to put up for two years. Yippee.
Love you, Jeanne

Anonymous said...

Dear Becky,

Please send Pie!!

Love, Paula


Wendy said...

Isn't this the most wonderful time of year! Fresh blueberries are the best. What a fun day. Your mosaics are beautiful and the pie looks delicious :)

Susan Freeman said...

Blueberries are my favorite! I mix them in pancake batter, sprinkle them on my oatmeal and make cobbler. Yummy!! Perfect Blue Monday post!!

Susan and Bentley

eileeninmd said...

Looks like a beautiful day to pick blueberries. Your pie looks delicious! Wonderful photos and mosaic. Happy Blue Monday!

Mary Bergfeld said...

Becky, I so enjoyed your trip to and photos of the berry patch. I have fond memories of berry picking and mile high blueberry pies. I hope you are having a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Had a blueberry muffin for breakfast, but your pie looks so much much better.

Linda Bob Grifins Korbetis Hall said...

that's perfect and creative blue post...
love the blue sky...

Alicia @ said...

You are too sweet to share that pie!! I think I would have kept it for myself!!! ;-) Delish!

Debbie Pearson said...

What fun to go berry picking. My kids are old enough that they won't go with me anymore, but my granddaughter should be the perfect age for next year's pickings. Your pie looks DELICIOUS!!!!