Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Happy 4th of July, Ya'll

The plan was to share a photograph of some beautiful gardenias cut from the old shrub already in place when we moved in (my ability to kill any and all gardenias I plant is legendary in My Own Mind)...but the camera's batteries went ker-plunk...so instead ya'll get to see all of the blueberries I picked on Monday! all right...settle down...

I've never picked blueberries so I was just so psyched and determined to fill that little bucket (which holds, by the way, anywhere from 10 to 12 pounds of berries)...I made it to 8 1/2 pounds and called it a day...2 hours of work and I had to take to the bed early that night...man...I cannot imagine doing that for a living...I mean, I'm really really tightfisted with my grocery dollars so, yes, for $1.50 a pound, I'll stand in the sun on a Georgia Summer Day* to pick blueberries...but I got to quit and go home when I was good and ready...

Now I completely get why those dang blueberries are so frightfully expensive in the store...and maybe I'll gripe a little less when I actually can bring myself to pay for some...until my 5 blueberry bushes get off their duffs and start producing some berries...

anyhoo...I give you eight-and-a-half pounds of blueberries...(um, that's just a theatrical wording thing...no one is gettin' her mitts on those hard won blueberries)

Well...I wish I had some raspberries to throw in there to make it a Proper Fourth of July photograph...but there it is...

Pass along my thanks ya'll who have kin in the service or who were in the service...what a great gift they've secured for us all...

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*and it really wasn't all that hot...I just like to whine about stuff....

14 comments:

La Tea Dah said...

MMMMmmmmm, those blueberries look delicious!

Thanks for your comment on Gracious Hospitality. It led me to your blog --- and it's lovely! I will visit again!!!!

Thanks!
LaTeaDah

Simply Me Art said...

Well I am with you on the killing of the Gardenias. I have a very Green thumb but, I have had several and killed them all. The Blueberries look so Good. Do you know how much those cost here in So. Calif.? One small pint is $4. Rip off City! They are so yummy though. when they go on sale here I buy a few pints and freeze them. Emily likes them frozen. Hope you have a Great rest of the Week. Jamie

Me said...

Oh, I love blueberries. My favorite way to eat them is to pop them in plain - nothing on them or with them. Yum...

My youngest loves to eat them frozen.

My hubby and oldest are freaks and don't like them.

Belle-ah said...

LOL...you picking bluberries...LOL...go girl! Not that I should talk...I haven't ever gone to a farm and picked them either -- ewww, maybe that sounds like a road trip (huh?).

see you there! said...

Wow, you did quite a job.

Blueberries are yummy aren't they? I remember u-pick places for them in Oregon but don't know of any here in CA.

Darla

DebraK from ~the Bunnies Bungalow~ said...

Wish I had those beauties. Are you going to freeze them or make jelly?

Blueberries are so good for you, chock full of antioxidents.

Naturegirl said...

BLUEBERRIES surely a summer delight!
hugs NG

Mrs. G said...

I've frozen the lion's share of the berries :)

but I do have some in the fridge for using with ice cream & cereal & such :)

FrenchGardenHouse said...

mmmm, blue berries are the best! And they help keep your brain actively smart...

Annie said...

Yum Yum ... I had a huge felting day with friends yesterday and was going to take zillions of pics, but my camera died too. I recharged the batteries, but still no good. I will have to investigate further tomorrow.

Serah said...

Yummy! You really made a haul with those blueberries.

So will you be picking apples this fall?

creativity in progress said...

Those blueberries look absolutely yummy. Great picture and thanks for visiting my blog.

Blanca

Sophie Honeysuckle said...

Love the bluberries-they look delicious!!

PAT said...

Those blueberries look wonderful! I love them, with just a little bit of whipped cream.

Pat
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