“You ought to have seen what I saw on my way
To the village, through Mortenson’s pasture to-day:
Blueberries as big as the end of your thumb,
Real sky-blue, and heavy, and ready to drum
In the cavernous pail of the first one to come!
And all ripe together, not some of them green
And some of them ripe! You ought to have seen!”
This may not be Mortenson’s pasture Mr. Brown—just Julie’s yard.
And I can’t claim that the blueberries are exactly yet blue or as large as one’s thumb–
But trust me—all in good time, they too, will soon be bursting with color, flavor and the juice of a summer yet to have been lived.
Heartfelt prayers for all those affected by the recent tumultuous storms– from the deadly tornados to the historic flooding.
Here’s to dreaming of warmer, sunnier, drier and calmer days to come for all of us!!