Sunday

The Prickly Places

The community we live in has hundreds of walking paths. We take family walks and bike rides every week.

This is our favorite time of year to enjoy the pathways.

Because there are blackberries. Everywhere.

We are berry pickers.


There's just something about picking fruit from a tree and eating it right there.

"They taste yummier if they haven't been washed off and if our hands are dirty," according to my kids.

Plus, the berries are free and I'm all about free.

And you can usually hear me say about 173 times, "Watch out for snakes. Please, watch out for snakes!" Because snakes like berries, almost as much as we do.

To get to the biggest and sweetest blackberries, you must fight your way through some nasty thorns. The best berries are usually deep within the bush. You can't wear gloves and grab the berries, so we end up with little thorns in our hands and legs.

And, those thorns hurt! Many times, before we can even enjoy the fruit, we have to remove the thorns.

To read the rest of the story, visit the Internet Cafe Devotions.

10 comments:

Kimbrah said...

Thank you so much for that reminder. I really needed to hear that right now. :)

marky said...

We love to pick wild raspberries! I too am always yelling about snakes.. mainly b/c I am deathly afraid of them!

Genny said...

I enjoyed your post over at Internet Cafe Devotions. What an awesome reminder!

P.S. He loves you... said...

great post!

jewels said...

My 6 yr old asked if we could buy blackberries at the store the other day and I said, "Sure", since I am always game for the kids to try new foods. We got the container out this morning and the berries were all fuzzy with mold. We were so disappointed. I remember eating blackberries off the bush when I was a kid. Such simple pleasures....

Lisa J said...

that was awesome, thank you for sharing, plus I left another comment on the other page.

twin power mommy said...

mmmmm, berries!
sounds deliciously painful! :D

Marni Tiani Self said...

How fun!

Mel said...

That sounds like so much fun and yummy too!

Lilypad Mom said...

I agree, there is nothing better than berries warm from the sun, right off the bush.