Saturday, July 24, 2010

Wild blueberries and summer storms



Down the stairs into the wild beauty of the mountains. Through a rhododendron forest, and over a creek. The kids climbed and splashed in the cold water, sliding down rocks and exploring. Then over to the high meadows of blueberry bushes and wildflowers. I felt as if we were walking in the storybook setting of Blueberries for Sal. Gorgeous berry bushes as far as the eye can see. The kids leaped along the narrow paths with delight. The berries are tiny and delicious. Then, the rain cloud begins to grow and all of a sudden, it is raining cats and dogs! The downpour lasts a good fifteen minutes, or longer. We are all soaked to the bone, laughing and hungry for snacks back at the car. We scrounge up a change of clothes for the kids, little toddler sized apparel that I was passing on to a friend... amazing what will still fit a ten year old!



12 comments:

dongdong said...

this looks like a great place to pick blueberry!

momma rae said...

the blueberries are ready, eh? ;) what a fun adventure!

Frivolitea said...

Love those photos. Looks like a good time.

Frivolitea said...

Hello again! And thanks so much for visiting my blog and leaving comments. It looks like we have alot in common: love of arts, crafts, family and French! Please visit again.

Ana CrisTINA said...

beautiful place

happy week

renee ~ heirloom seasons said...

Summer storms are making me so happy these days. We are looking forward to wild strawberries and raspberries!
Happy birthday to you, just a bit late. I have found 37 to be pretty good!

earthboysblog said...

Looks like you had a wonderful fruity adventure!! We always get caught in storms, so much fun!!

HereWeGoAJen said...

Beautiful pictures! I am now off to google places nearby that we can go pick some blueberries!

Bending Birches said...

wonderful blog...glad to have found you!!! beautiful photos....peace evoking...

.::Our Waldorf Home Mama::. said...

Can I come next time you do this??!!! Looks like a total blast!!!

~Samantha

Moment to Moment said...

that looks lovely wondering if that is up around Craggy garden...
:) Christina

Heather said...

I miss blueberry picking, it was a true joy of my childhood. Looks like you had a wonderful time.