Thursday, August 26, 2010

TODAY'S PICTURES...

...brought to you by THIS child.  She has a love for the camera. :)
I love that she has so many interests in life, especially photography.
We went blackberry picking today.  It's a little late for the season but the ones in our backyard did NOT do well this year and we were desperate for our blackberry freezer jam.  It's Kayla's favorite so she was more than willing to sacrifice her body to reach every last berry.
Yes, Benny came along with us.  Actually, he mostly resides IN my backpack but said photographer wanted him OUT for this particular journey.  Hi Benny!
I told him to HANG ON tight.  We were foraging some treacherous bushes.
Saw a few of THESE along the way.  GOOD GRAVY!  The spider was the size of a golf ball.  I almost stuck my hand right through the middle of it.  Check out the funky thicker web right down the center...crazy stuff.
Kayla thought it would be funny to chuck a few of THESE...aka "Hitchhikers" at the focused blackberry pickers.  They stick to you like glue.  It was all fun and games until she chucked them into our HAIR.  Not a pleasant experience pulling them out.  Quite painful and we might have lost a few hundred strands of hair in the process.  If you look carefully, you can see the hitch hiker she threw at my hair, top left of my head.  SEE IT?
Stevie's hair up close and personal.  Note to self...hair and hitchhikers are NOT a pretty combination.
Unfortunately we were not too successful in our blackberry pickings.  I felt like the workers in the field that were allowed back after harvest to pick whatever was left for themselves.  The pickings were slim BUT we at least got enough for one batch of jam (about 3 1/2 pints worth) and the best part was that it was FREE.
Scratch that!  The best part was being with my girls!  We may not have LOTS of berries to show for but we sure had LOTS of laughs in the process.  It was time well spent with my daughters.  Thanks for the pictures, Stevie!

9 comments:

Junior said...

Looks like a fun day, Stevie does a great job taking pictures.
Hugs

The Kings said...

Oh she is good with taking pics - I want to go out taking photos with her :) They look yummy.

April said...

How fun to look for yummy treasures with the girls you treasure even more!

Love you
xo

Christy said...

Im jeaous of your wild berries!
Blackberry crisp! YUM! (if they made it home)

TMI Tara said...

I'm paralyzed with fear from that spider and its treacherous web. YIKES! Glad you had a good time with the girls, though.

LL said...

sounds like a berry GREAT day...
;-)

Alana said...

Blackberry jam is definately worth it. Gabe and I have gone through the same prickly torture in my mom's back yard. Sounds like painful fun.

shirlgirl said...

Great pictures and the berries look awesome. Glad you could get some jam made.

shirlgirl said...

I was just thinking about those stickers. I remember years ago getting them stuck on jeans. Haven't seen them in awhile and, of course, I'm not walking where they are situated. And that spider--Yikes!