Sunday, July 10, 2016

Wild Berries





A memory from this weekend's beach trip that I didn't get a picture of:

"Would you look at that, it's a wild berry!" I said as I rushed over to a bush along the side of the neighborhood my sister and I decided to walk about.

My sister who was not long behind me, followed me to the bush spotted with florescent pink berries. She looked at the bush with skeptical eyes, "I dare you to eat one!" 

Eagerly I plucked the berry off the bush and threw it in my mouth. It tasted stronger than the raspberries I pick at all summer long and dissolved in my mouth in seconds. My sister, Lauren, started to laugh while she told me that might have been a stupid thing to do. 

We continued walking through the small lake neighborhood keeping an eye out for anything that stood out to us. To our contentment, we found a blackberry bush with one in every 10 green berries painted black. "The neighbors are probably looking out their windows talking about how weird we are," my sister said. I looked at the house in front of us and shrugged, not caring what the neighbors thought. As we were ducking down and getting on our tiptoes to see if there were any more blackberries we missed we spotted more pink in the background. I bounced right were the pink was and grabbed at least 15 more of the berries. "THIMBLEBERRIES!" The word almost seemed to jump up and down in the air with excitement as I recalled the name of the delicate pink berries. The thrill of eating a berry you think is edible was entertaining.

Towards what we thought was the end of our walk we found a bush with dark blue berries that accessorized the small light green leafs. Taking a closer look I found out the berries that were the size of beads were huckleberries. We savored the taste of the huckleberries as they broke through their shells and stained our teeth.   

The two of us walked back to the house that sat on a lake with tummies full of sweet summer wild berries.

What do you think of my writing?
What's your perfect summer moment like?
Much love,
Vanessa 

12 comments:

  1. Berries are so good. I especially love raspberries...lovely piece of writing, Vanessa. Blessings for the rest of your summer- may there be plenty more berries to be eaten.

    -T.
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    1. Raspberries are some of my favorite. Wishing you the best of summer too! Thank you.

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  2. This walk sounds as if it was so beautiful and fulfilling (for your bellies as well haha). I love the way you wrote this. I also LOVE that poetic raindrops-on-the-window picture.

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  3. This sounds like so much fun! A perfect summer moment:)

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    1. It was for sure a wonderful summer moment!

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  4. I've actually never seen a berry bush. Lol but I really want to try berry picking. Sounds fun!

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    1. WHAT? How? Leila you must go find one and pick some berries!

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  5. You are a beautiful writer! This made me so excited for the bush berries to come out near me, but I doubt it will have such a lovely narration as this.

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    1. Awe! Thank you for this comment. I always enjoy the berry bushes!

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  6. Beautiful, I like your writing style and berries.

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