Picking Blackberries by lauriehiggins

Picking Blackberries

We picked four buckets of blackberries and my arms are scratched, my fingers are stained but I am one happy (and tired) camper. In the last 24 hours, I have made six bottles of blackberry brandy, nine jars of blackberry jam, nine jars of strawberry jam and also canned 20 quarts of applesauce from the apples in my parents' yard (with my Mama's help, of course). My Mom and Tom's dear friends came over for dinner tonight and I made a yummy blackberry buckle. I haven't felt this relaxed in a very long time and it sure has been good for me. I even did some creative writing for the first time in months...
wow
they look so shiny and ready for a nice big pie.
August 22nd, 2011  
good one, love blackberries
August 22nd, 2011  
ok, my mouth is watering!
August 22nd, 2011  
ah the simple things . makes awesome jam
August 22nd, 2011  
wow, beautiful bounty!
August 22nd, 2011  
what a productive 24 hours! You have the food pics down pat, I could eat the berries off the screen.
August 22nd, 2011  
Wow you and your mum have been busy
August 22nd, 2011  
You have been busy, but they make the best jam.
August 22nd, 2011  
Oooh, I'm jealous! I love blackberries, and everything you made with them sounds incredible! I'm glad you're getting to relax and unwind.
August 22nd, 2011  
You sound like you have had a wonderful relaxing break. Pity Hugo couldn't travel with you........:-) love this late summer shot, sweet baskets with wonderful focus on these shiny berries.
August 22nd, 2011  
wow what a day...and yum...i can't believe all that you made yesterday...someone was very busy. your shot is really well done. those blackberries look gorgeous with a perfect DOF...love the baskets too
August 22nd, 2011  
perfectly composed & a very " tasty" looking image .. well done
August 22nd, 2011  
I'm sure you had blackberry lipstick while picking too................gotta check out some of those recipes

back to grass roots; how can you not be inspired and creative..........vn
August 22nd, 2011  
If you are happy and you know it, clap your hands.
August 22nd, 2011  
your effort was rewarded , nice photo
August 22nd, 2011  
at least you were productive!
I love blueberries too:D
August 23rd, 2011  
It sounds like all of these activities were very satisfying for you. Looks at all of the things you got done! I'm jealous!
Your photo is so nicely composed. I like how the tall grasses are framing the buckets.Those berries look perfect. :-)
August 23rd, 2011  
Oh they look soooo good! (I'm not familiar with a buckle...is it a type of dessert like a tart or something?)
August 23rd, 2011  
@cocorose It's like a pie or tart, only it has a sweet biscuit like topping.
August 23rd, 2011  
mmmmmm yum I bet it was delicious! :)
August 23rd, 2011  
Love that they are glistening! Yummy! :-)
August 23rd, 2011  
Wow, that sounds like a lot of fruity concoctions. I'm so glad you got this break, sounds like it was really good for your creativity.
August 24th, 2011  
Those look so tasty... I want PIE!!!
August 24th, 2011  
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