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Early Summer Fruit - Red Raspberries

It was a hectic, difficult day for my family, including me. Yet, about 2:15 this afternoon, my son spotted wild and fresh, plump and ruby-red raspberries along the bank of a road we were traversing.

We stopped, pulled out two plastic grocery bags we had in the car, and with a pair of scissors, snipped off clusters of those juicy-sweet beauties!

At end of day, my wife presented me with a cereal-bowl full of vanilla iced cream covered with them. There's no time like early summer for fresh fruit!

Now if we could only do something about the heat, humidity, thunderstorms, power outages, ticks, mosquitoes, snakes, and bees, we'd be alright...


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MegL wrote on June 29, 2019, 12:48 AM

Now, THAT was a spot of joy in the middle of difficult times! Lovely.

VinceSummers wrote on June 29, 2019, 7:42 AM

Surprisingly so. A real treat, the raspberries were top-notch this year!

lookatdesktop wrote on June 29, 2019, 9:14 AM

You have nothing to complain about. I can't get fresh raspberries and still have to deal with all the other things you added, but I have to add one more thing, allergies. I was cutting vines and over growth off the back alley fence yesterday and not only was it hot and humid but I had all these sand burrs all over me. It takes time to remove them off clothes and worse to try to remove them from my hair. You would have a field day with all the many wild things growing in our alley that I had to cut back to keep the city off my back. They complain every summer about overgrowth along fencing. I wanted to beat them to the punch. The neighbors around here are not busy planting much. I managed to salvage a summer squash yesterday. It seems I have to contend with grackles. They may have eaten all the rest, so hoping that one squash will turn yellow after days of sitting on the table near a window. Enjoy your fresh wild raspberries. I know I would if I had access to them.

Last Edited: June 29, 2019, 9:16 AM

VinceSummers wrote on June 29, 2019, 10:05 AM

I'd say this was all funny if it wasn't that I know you must be suffering from it. Fortunately, I don't experience hayfever and so don't experience the runny nose! Curiously, people like me, that is people who have experienced nasal polyps, don't tend to get hayfever. I have a nasal spray that prevents polyp growth. That costs money... As to burrs, some do grow in certain locations, but in general they are not a real problem here. Possibly nearly a majority experience hayfever... I don't know. What irks me no end is that elderberries grow in abundance, but everyone not on private property gets cut down. Excuse me for the rant: "You Fools! Don't you know what you're doing? Elderberry jelly and wine is magnificent!"