Somehow, all seems right with the world in a blueberry field. It's peaceful. There's birdsong. And the berries seem to taste the sweetest. As summer draws to a close, we've been enjoying the last of its seasonal gifts.
We've made our share of muffins, jams, and pies this season, so these will be frozen, to revisit summer, all winter long. Yum.
Update on our backyard garden: SUNFLOWERS!
Each day seems to yield new surprises. We've learned that there's nothing quite as wonderful as keeping a little garden just steps away from the back door. The girls have especially loved tending it and picking their homegrown vegetables to prepare for our meals. I watch them from the window, gathering baskets in hand, and it all makes me so happy.
As the September harvest peaks and a new season sneaks in, I realize, somewhat sadly, that soon our sunny garden days will be over.
However, that can be a good thing. Especially when "zucchini watch" is waning.