I did a little walking around this morning. For the past few days, I’ve been checking diligently on our raspberry and blueberries bushes. The blueberries are doing okay. On two bushes, the berries are still somewhat small, but on one bush, I’d say in another week, I’ll be eating something.
The news as of yesterday is that the raspberries are ready. While we still have some tiny green blips, there are plenty of ripe red ones out there. I tasted a few this morning. The access is limited through and before I head back to the corner of the property, I’ll need to put some long pants and my tall boots on. It’s a bit messy with bushes and tall grass. I would like to avoid ticks as much as possible.
As far as the blackberries go, I am waiting with eager anticipation. There are so many back there, all I can do is wait, wringing my hands together while imagining me sitting on the ground popping them into my mouth. Truly, I can’t wait to see real blackberries. And when they do ripen, I am going to run up the road as fast as I can, and hike the trail with a huge bag in my hand. The blackberry bushes up there are plentiful. Perhaps Steve can help. Hint, hint.
After I checked out the bushes, I walked around a bit. I figured I’d take a picture of our bench near the pond and a few clusters of flowers nearby.
After I took those pictures, I headed over to the stream to check on its water level. It’s funny, last week it was low – and then it rained and the level went up pretty far. I thought it would stay that way because of the amount of rain we got. It didn’t. No more than a day went by and it’s back to being low. It’s a good thing this stream is fed by a pond at the top of the hill and no more than that. We don’t have to worry about flash floods or anything. I think the pond is fed by a spring because it’s on the top of a hill. There’s no other way the water could get up there.
I picked a few more bird pictures off Laura’s camera this morning. I know how she likes to get her birds on the blog and these are good shots. The first two are of the Indigo Bunting (Laura’s favorite) and the third is a wonderful photo of a male and female Goldfinch.
All of these photographic endeavors were observed by an official party. Can you guess who that was? Anyone?