Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Sun + Heat = Blueberry Picking

Summer is finally here...better late than never! And with the sun and the heat comes a desire to enjoy the great outdoors. And what better way to do so than picking blueberries! Can you believe that I went to the blueberry patch again?!?  Just look at that perfect blueberry picking sky! If I go to the patch again, I will have to find another place to store the berries because the fridge and the freezer are both full, and my family is getting really annoyed that there is no space for the groceries we need! And they don't want to eat blueberries for every meal!
Today I found a little tiny bird's nest in a blueberry bush. There is netting all around the blueberry patch so this bird must be quite smart to find her way inside. The nest was so beautifully constructed, perfectly circular and so soft and cozy looking inside.
Here is Mama (or Papa?) bird sitting on the nest...do you know what kind of bird this is?!? I'm thinking a Warbler or an Oriole? This was one impressive nest builder!
And to prove that I am not just wandering around blueberry patches looking like a crazed berry picker, my DH took a photo of me enjoying the lovely weather in our backyard and stitching a binding. Just look at those tomato plants behind me...they are doing really well and now with the sun and warm weather, maybe the tomatoes will turn red and we can eat something other than blueberries!


Gina said...

I can't believe you went again after the haul you showe the other day. Mind you I'm like that with strawberries and reaspberries.
What agreat pic of the bird. I'm amazed she let you get that close to her

Love and hugs Gina xxx

Jean said...

You look so peaceful out there stitching. I finally picked my 2, 3 4 & 5 tomato all on the same day. lol...they are soooooo good. Love your fabric and quilting too...looks very nice.

Wendy said...

We just planted a couple of blueberry bushes this summer and are hoping they make it through the winter. I love picking wild blueberries around here, so yummy but such a short season.