from green to eventually blue

“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!”

Robert Frost
Blueberries

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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!!

3 comments on “from green to eventually blue

  1. Lynda says:

    My experience for the early years of my life had been with wild blueberries which are very tiny and grow on the ground. It takes hours of back-breaking work to pick a pail but they are so amazingly flavourful. Imagine my surprise after we had moved to the “banana belt” of Ontario (southwestern) and some women from our congregation invited me to pick blueberries with them. I was all prepared for hard work – but these were domesticated blueberries that grew on bushes and were much bigger than wild blueberries – not quite as tasty but so much easier to harvest. Julie, enjoy your blueberries and all the other fruits of your labours and, yes, prayers for all those who suffer.

    • and imagine my surprise when on my first trip to Maine–many moons ago, I had the most amazing piece of blueberry pie–of which I’d had had before mind you, but only down below the Mason Dixon Line— that humble pie was probably the best pie I’d ever tasted—how simple, yet how exciting.
      I knew Maine was a blueberry / cranberry kind of place but nothing had prepared my taste buds.
      I may have the bushes out in the yard—but I have the frozen Maine blueberries in the freezer 😉

  2. Amen to your prayers for all those affected by the bad storms. Your photos are great and I can’t wait to see the berries when they are ripe. Blueberries don’t do too well here because of the extreme heat and existing drought. I hope you get lots of fat, juicy berries from yours. Love and hugs, Natalie 🙂

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