Monday, June 16, 2014

The Sweet Season

Needing a break from the torrent of bad news coming from the Middle East and Eastern Africa (not to mention the U.S.), I decided to take a long walk on this beautiful day. As is my routine, I made sure to check out the mulberry situation. I was able to find a couple of ripe berries (which I immediately popped into my mouth), but the bulk of the mulberries are about a week away from ripeness. Seeing as I live in a neighborhood that once featured a failed silkworm "ranch", there are plenty of mulberries to be had. In the coming weeks, I'll consume gallons of them in various forms.

I love this time of year- I don't like the heat, but the season is sweet.

8 comments:

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

It's hot and humid, but it's also butterfly and dragonfly season.

Nature always gives you something to appreciate.
~

zencomix said...

My tree is loaded. I picked a gallon yesterday, and it's time to drag the tarps out!

Syrbal/Labrys said...

Dragonflies here....but little heat. I wake at night from cold and our high yesterday was 54. I'm supposed to be stripping furniture -- but the stripper requires temps of 65 degrees!

The red huckleberries are starting here...a salmon, greens, and huckleberry salad is a couple weeks away.

Syrbal/Labrys said...

Dragonflies here....but little heat. I wake at night from cold and our high yesterday was 54. I'm supposed to be stripping furniture -- but the stripper requires temps of 65 degrees!

The red huckleberries are starting here...a salmon, greens, and huckleberry salad is a couple weeks away.

OBS said...

My cherry tree will be ripe soon, gonna make a Kriek (cherry Lambic -- sour Belgian ale).

Also, too...

It's Not The Heat, It's The Humanity:

http://youtu.be/Z1pRZ08zJLE

Paul Avery said...

Please tell me you used mulberry juice as war paint when you were young. Please tell me you were a normal little boy.

John Gray said...

I refuse to watch the news
All I want to hear is about kittens and bunnies

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

It's hot and humid, but it's also butterfly and dragonfly season.

Yeah, they're flitting around the pond on the site. The fireflies are also out in force.

My tree is loaded. I picked a gallon yesterday, and it's time to drag the tarps out!

I think this is the year I do the tarp thing.

The red huckleberries are starting here...a salmon, greens, and huckleberry salad is a couple weeks away.

Being a huge Beverly Cleary fan, I always wanted to pick huckleberries on Mt Hood.

My cherry tree will be ripe soon, gonna make a Kriek (cherry Lambic -- sour Belgian ale).

I have a sour cherry tree along one of my typical stroll routes staked out- no cherries yet. I plan on getting some maraschino liqueur and making real maraschino cherries.

Please tell me you used mulberry juice as war paint when you were young. Please tell me you were a normal little boy.

A normal little boy? I dunno about that. For the record, though, I still turn over big rocks and logs to see the creepy crawlies that live under them.

All I want to hear is about kittens and bunnies

I hear ya! Lotta fuzzy little goslings all over the place these days.