Simple Pleasures ❉ Blueberry Picking

Blueberries Ready for Picking | © Life Through the Kitchen Window

sunshine, blue skies, white clouds

birds chirping beyond the protective netting


bushes laden with berries

some green and just a promise

others reddish purple, tartly delicious

but not yet ready

Blueberry Bush | © Life Through the Kitchen Window

the deep blue berries are the prize

that yields to our gentle touch


an afternoon at the berry farm

with my daughter and my love

picking in companionable silence

thinking of jams and pies and eating out of hand

happiness is …

Picking Blueberries | © Life Through the Kitchen Window


    • I absolutely agree, Christine. I’ll be freezing lots of these to enjoy throughout the winter, and I think it’ll be so much nicer knowing I picked them close to home rather than buying them from who knows where at the supermarket.

    • I found it an almost meditative experience … a sunny day, the sound of birds, the repetitive, pleasant act of picking … food for the soul (not to mention the berries I ate!)

    • I’m glad I was able to create that spring feeling for you. I find that about halfway through the winter here, I publish a post with some photos from our summer time at the lake. It reminds me of what’s coming when winter draws to a close.

  1. Sounds like a great way to spend a Summer’s day. I predict blueberries will play a key role in your snacks and baked goods for months to come. 🙂

    • Believe it or not, that was the first time I picked blueberries, John. I think perhaps being made to pick black currants in my mother’s berry patch as a sulky pre-teen put me off the experience all these years. Now I can hardly wait to go back. I had another first on Sunday as well, which was making my first-ever jam (influenced in some part by your past posts about jam-making!). I now have 8 jars of blueberry jam and am itching to make more. But I have to say, my favourite way to eat blueberries is fresh, out of a really big bowl!

    • Fresh indeed! I like to get a few slightly underripe ones in my bucket, because I love their tartness contrasting against the sweetness of the fully ripe berries. But all are so good!

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