(These are photos I took this afternoon in my garden. The day is heavily overcast - just after a thunder and lightening storm. The photos are untouched.)Its one of my favorite times of year since moving into this house 6 years ago. I'll never forget the first summer as I was anticipating the fruit of each tree and shrub to ripen. There are many mature fruit trees planted here and when we moved in on March 3rd, 2003, I didn't know for sure what each tree would produce. It was wonderful to find 3 cherry trees, 2 Italian plum trees, a summer plum, a bosc pear, gravenstien apple and a few others. In addition, we found blueberry shrubs, raspberry plants and huckleberry.
This year, I've not been paying attention to the fruit trees or berries. I've been distracted with other matters and so today when I went out to smell the air after one of our rare thunder and lightening storms, I was so thrilled to see the blueberries are already ripening and the cherry trees are loaded - almost ready! From today until the fruit season is over, its my habit to go out in the garden and pick the fresh blueberries and cherries and eat them right then. It is such a satisfying experience - I'm in the midst of my roses, surrounded by greenery, clean air and eating fresh, vine-ripened fruit. Food for the body and food for the soul - can't beat it!
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