Thursday, September 4, 2014


 Waiting for them to ripen.
Grapes nearby are just a memory.
 Over abundance is a JOY.
Shared with neighbors.
 Still zucchini and more squash coming soon.
Fennel and Kale in the garden.
The summer has been a time of harvest for our little grandson.
His parents have taken him to pick blueberries, huckleberries, and cherries.
He loves it all.
Now he has discovered that our yard is a place to forage for food
and forage he goes.   He knows where every little strawberry plant,
blueberry, raspberry, plum, grape, fig, tomato, and kale is tucked in the garden.
He has helped us pick the tomatoes and kale to take home.
Yesterday he found the plum for the first time
and was thrilled to eat from the tree.
As his mother walked past the plum tree to take him home
the last word I heard was "Eat".


Steph said...

:-) That's marvelous!

Catherine said...

This sounds like so much fun and good memories for your grandson. Blessings, Catherine

Jeanie said...

How glorious! Next year I am planting zucchini! So pretty!

Laurie said...

How old is your grandson now!? It doesn't seem that long ago you said he was born! Your garden is beautiful, I need to plant mine next year.

Tracy said...

Simply DELICIOUS!! Eat... what a gift it is to eat. :o) Beautiful food you are growing. I miss really good-tasting tomatoes and zucchini... Happy Day ((HUGS))

Laura Morrigan said...

I love the sight of fruit growing on trees and vines! and the idea of sharing it with neighbours!

As a kid my parents had many blueberry plants for us to pick in Summer (they had a business before we were born) and we also used to go blackberry picking nearby where there were brambles. That was always fun and exciting. We also used to pick persimmons, mandarins and oranges. We had a plum or cherry tree which never grew any fruit and a vegetable garden. I hope to have some of these things again one day when I have my own place!

Rosemary said...

What a beautiful plentiful harvest your garden reaps! What a precious little grandson - he knows what good is!