I'm in the mood to celebrate the 4th of July this year. It's been a while since I've felt like our country had much to celebrate. But this year I have hope for change, and I am also marching in the 4th of July parade. Good things.
The 4th of July also means it's blueberry time! I went berry picking with Sweetcakes this morning. We had a perfect day! We didn't know it, but today was the opening for berry picking, and the bushes were loaded with big, fat, plump orbs. Gorgeous and delicious! And fortunately, we wrapped up just before the rain came!
Last year, I made blueberry jam. I think I'll make a batch again, and freeze some berries, too. I'm also imagining a round of blueberry scones. And maybe blueberry cake. And blueberry pie? I picked nearly 10 pounds!
Here is a poem about blueberries from Robert Frost.
Blueberries as big as the end of your thumb,
Real sky-blue, and heavy, and ready to drum
In the cavernous pail of the first one to come!
And all ripe together, not some of them green
And some of them ripe! You ought to have seen!
I'm not planning to blog over the long weekend. I'll be back on Monday. Have a safe and happy Independence Day!