“To sit in the shade on a fine day and look upon verdure is the most perfect refreshment.”
It has begun indeed. The Saskatoon berries are ready to start picking. I am on them fast this year as last year the deer and bears beat me to all of the ones on the empty property beside us. We did get a quite a lot from our own few wild bushes though. Today I put the dogs inside for some quiet time, then I headed out over the fence to see how the berries were coming along. Luckily I took along an old margarine tub because there were already some ripe ones to pick. It was so hot in the open meadow and along the forest edge where the Saskatoon bushes like to grow. As I moved from site to site my ears were filled with the sounds of birds chirping, bees buzzing and squirrels chattering. Every once in a while I stepped into a shady nook for reprieve from the heat. It was a wonderful way to spend the some time in the afternoon. Even though we live in the country, in the woods, surrounded by nature sometimes just stepping away from our controlled patch of land into the depths of wildness breathes new life into a humdrum day. I feel refreshed.
Today’s “stone” is Day 209 a berry good day, refreshing dip into mother nature’s garden