Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Summer

Two Sweeties

Look at these Two Sweeties! I reached into the bag for a cherry and look what came out! I actually set them aside and several days later of life I remembered I needed to take a picture of them yet! No one was seeing them in the fridge so I have placed them in a pretty over sized cup, hoping to entice an early riser.

Summer

I actually ATE one BEFORE I bought them!!! So not like me! But I did not want sour or under ripe cherries. It was delicious!!!! And cherries are not even my fav. fruit. BLUEBERRIES are! Now we're talking! But blueberry season is still a few weeks away. And these cherries are sooo good! We are from Michigan and had met a family when we first moved here that was from Traverse City,MI. They LOVE cherries, for there home town is overflowing with these beauties. Festivals galore! In fact all of the west coast of Michigan (oh, I say coast because of Lake Michigan) is ripe with fruit of all types just about! We have cherries, strawberries, apples, grapes and blueberries. My parents would take us picking apples, blueberries and once my brother and his girlfriend took me to pick cherries. I must digress and ask if anyone has ever picked tomatoes? Friends of my parents who owned an extreme amount of property would invite us to there tomato garden. There is nothing to compare the taste of a sun warmed, just picked tomato with it's juices squirting every which way as you take that sun kissed bite!. Delicious! This is not such a digression for tomatoes are a fruit!!! My hubby and I have taken our kids picking apples on a number of occasions, but since moving to Chicago Land the picking of fruit is slim. Picking fruits to take home, I feel, is an extremely wonderful family activity. The chances for fun abound!
Cheerio

11 comments:

ShabbyInTheCity said...

I picked a cantalope and two green peppers at a neighbor's garden yesterday!
I think you might be a country girl Mary!

Rosemary said...

Beautiful cherries!
I have been eating more cherries lately, than anything else.
Great pictures!
Rosemary

FrenchGardenHouse said...

Those are the BEST Cherries! Around here they can cost $4.00 a pound (!) but worth it....

We have lots of oranges, so they are inexpensive, but not cherries...Those are also such a great picture for summer-perfect!

Sugar Bear said...

Oh Mary I could not agree with you more on the picking fruit as family activity. It is one of my most favorite things to do and some of my greatest childhood memories. We have three apple orchards right near our home and there are several more that are a short drive. One of the orchards has blueberries as well - I agree one of my favorites! Cherries are quite yummy too. I love the Rainier cherries. You are right though - it is sometimes quite hard to find a good bunch.
Karla

Meg said...

I love that first pair of cherries...they look to pretty to eat, Mary!

I have been strawberry picking, never cherry picking. We grow tomatoes in the backyard here...I guess that means I've done a little tomato picking, too! Such a fun post...I love it when fruit is in season and it tastes the way it's supposed to!!

Miz Smoochie Lips said...

Wow, that cherry on the plate is perfection!

And my goodness, what great tags you have below!

Rose Garden Romantic said...

Oh, those cherries look so delicious, Mary!! What a fabulous collage and tags you received from Jenny, you lucky, lucky girl!!

Michelle

Dawnie said...

Beautiful shots of the cherries, that looks like something that I would frame and hang in my "garden" dining room ;)

Gorgeous!

Natasha Burns said...

I love the cherry shots Mary! You know, it's not cherry season here in Australia being winter, but we do have cherries in our supermarkets from California would you believe! Of course, they cost a fortune...
I love fresh picked tomatoes too. We used to have a house on the coast at a sweet seaside town and when we went to stay down there in Summer, I used to go visit the strawberry farm, and pick a few kilos (about 5 pounds!) of strawberries, and ate about 5 pounds while picking them too! Nothing like fresh fruit is there...

Jennifer said...

What wonderful and summery pictures! SO HAPPY Feeling!!!!! :)
XO,
Jenn

Lori said...

Mary, have you ever been to Wick's in Dowagiac (Spl) MI? I love that place! They are open Memorial Day Monday to right after Halloween. They have a website to tell when what is in season! Lori