I've mentioned before that our Perennial garden has been our neglected child of the summer. We haven't done a thing with it besides cut pretty flowers who are hearty enough to survive the strangling hold that the rogue weeds have one the entire thing.
There is a bright side to a garden that is all but overtaken by weeds and wild things.
Lots of them.
My sweet friend Heather gifted me with a stunning berry bowl a while back and while we use it often, I had yet to use it for gathering berries from our garden.
Until this summer that is. It was perfect.
Eben and I spent a half hour picking and picking and picking.
Taking turns taking pictures of the pretty berries and each other gathering them.
While looking through the photo files, I had to laugh...he even got one of me rubbing my poor thumb after it had been pricked for what felt like the THOUSANDTH time with a thorn.
Those things HURT!
Our blueberries have all but disappeared from the deer that live near us, besides a few unripened ones that still cling to the bush. I did find a few untouched, but they promptly made it into my mouth and not the bowl.
And now that the raspberries are almost finished giving us fruit, it is leading into the ripening of my second favorite berries.
They truly are nothing like the huge engineered berries that you find at the store. They are tiny and have the post delicate little seeds and such an amazingly robust pop of sweet and tartness.
I can barely wait.
Do you have berries near you?