These Italian plums came from one of our trees today and plucking these little jewels from the green boughs made my heart sing.
Yesterday my kids and I set out in search of blackberries and ended up meeting friends doing the same. The kids took off in search of beach time, while I filled this bowl full of the succulent, blackberries that were practically tumbling into the bowl. Ok, I did have to climb up on top of some of the blackberry bushes with my boots and my ice scraper from my car. Armed for the job I felt like I was giving myself the gift of summer when the long winter days arrive months from now.
All my berries I froze on trays before sealing them up in ziplocks and storing them away. It’s been fun to get out in the hot sun to bring home a summer harvest. I hope you’ll go out into your part of the world and do the same!