I’m Berry Blessed, I am….

I love blueberries, I do.

Blog Photo Blueberries by H Grange

On Sunday, as we drove to Wilmot Orchards Blueberry Farm in Newcastle, Ontario, I told my good man: “I want to go blueberry picking. How hard can that be?’

Blog Photo Blueberry Picking

To which he promptly said: “Not a good idea.” Or some other such very sensible reply.

Blog Photo Girl Picks Blueberries by H Grange

I gave him a mean look. Because he’s always right….

Perhaps to give me time to reconsider, he drove around to other nearby farms and we stopped as he took these photos.

Blog Photo Sunflower CU by H Grange

Blog Photo Sunflowers by H Grange

Blog Photo Apples by H Grange

Blog Photo Apples CU by H Grange

By then I’d regained my senses. I went and BOUGHT a container of blueberries at Wilmot.

Came home, shared it with neighbours and still had enough for a feast.

And now I have been eating so many of these delicious berries that,Β any day now, I shall be entirely blue! Β (But very thankful.)

Blog Photo CR and Berries by H Grange

All photos by Hamlin Grange.



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67 responses to “I’m Berry Blessed, I am….

  1. You look radiant in the picture, Cynthia. Just don’t get blueberry juice on your nice T-shirt! πŸ™‚

  2. Blueberries? Never had them in my life!

  3. Lucky you to get so a big basket at the end of the season.

  4. I’m with you – blueberries are a delight! When I was little, my mother would give me frozen blueberries drizzled with heavy cream. I thought there was nothing better in the world. …actually, I still feel that way.

  5. What a lovely photo story, your man sounds very wise. Enjoy your delicious and ‘oh so good for you’ blueberries.

  6. Very pretty pictures including yours at the end!! I love all things blueberry as well. I just purchased some to make some pies for the next farmers market but my kids have eaten most of them so I will be off to the farm again to purchase another bushel. Looks like you had a nice afternoon.

  7. I’m glad you have your blueberries to enjoy without all the work!

  8. Ah, blueberries! Thanks for sharing this little outing with us, Cynthia.

  9. Laurie Graves

    One of my favorite berries! Oh, how I love them. And, Maine, of course, is known for blueberries.

  10. One of my favourites too Cynthia – but really, if I am absolutely honest – I can’t think of a berry I don’t love ……. ❀ Beautiful photos!!

  11. I suppose whether you pick the berries yourself or buy them from the market, they’re just as sweet. Great photo of you with your blueberries, Cynthia!

  12. Franca

    I have a husband just like that, as you know…. πŸ˜‰ — a lovely post!

  13. I’m glad you got them. It wouldn’t be summer without blueberries!

  14. I love blueberries! That is such a lovely picture of you. πŸ™‚

  15. Great photo with your berries. You did it the easy way! My Dad used to take us to pick wild Huckleberries. We had to wear boots because of snakes, pants tucked in and long sleeves to keep the bugs off and belts to attach our sand pails to, so we could pick with both hands. Buying seems less dangerous.

  16. A lovely photograph of you Cynthia! I like blueberries but I also like our homegrown berries too.

  17. You look very happy with those berries! Blueberries are not too bad to pick, given the size of the bushes, but strawberries, for instance, are best purchased. I’ve never been one of those ‘pick your own’ folks–unless it was my garden–or my blackberry patch! Enjoy the berries. The sunflowers looked so much like summer.

  18. I am berry happy that I can buy blueberries at my local store but have never seen a blue berry bush. You look happy!

  19. A visual feast for you as well as an actual feast. Blueberries are so delicious when freshly picked. To satisfy my desire to pick I have a very large blue pot in which I grow a small blueberry. So the harvest is small but the fun is huge. πŸ™‚ And as I am the only one who likes blueberries in this house I get every one for myself! When are you going back for the apples? πŸ˜‰

  20. What a treat to have fresh blueberries! Glad you enjoyed your day… lovely photos, Cynthia. πŸ™‚

  21. I love that photo of you, and that is my favorite shade of blue! We picked 56 quarts out of our own patch this year.

    In Oregon, we have the character “Ima Blueberry” who dresses up in a blueberry suit and visits the farmers’ markets. I have seen Ima myself!

  22. Fresh seasonal fruit is the best and so is a good, sensible man. Your thankful energy adds to peace in the world.

  23. You couldn’ t possibly pick them in your nice white skirt. How lovely to have a blueberry farm near you. I love them and eat them every day for breakfast. There is nowhere here to buy lovely fresh ones though.

  24. What a great photo of you!! I love picking blueberries and watching the basket fill up. The wild ones are especially yummy but I don’t know the secret places, although I know there ARE secret places around here. All these pictures are beautiful–the essence of late summer/fall!

  25. Those apples look ready to pick, too! PS, your hubby is right. Anything farm-related always harder than it seems! πŸ™‚

  26. Wonderful Fiber source. Beautiful post,Jal

  27. I see blueberry (or any berry) picking as a zen sort of experience. Our blue berries come in, here in the Appalanchain Mountians, in July. We have native blue berries (also called huckleberries, or more locally deer berries) in our yard. For those big, marble sized blue berries, we stop at a pick-your-own-berries place (a neighbor’s front yard) on Fridays. We usually pick 10 to 20 lbs at a time. I’ve got the blues…

  28. You gave me a chuckle with this post…you got your blueberries and didn’t have to get hot, tired or bug bit. Smart husband. πŸ˜€

  29. Hard to best the simplest pleasure!

  30. I do like blueberries, but my favourites are blackberries or raspberries. We have wild blackberries growing in our garden. I love to go out and just pick a few a eat them straight away. They are so juicy and no aftertaste as we don’t spray them with anything. I leave most of them for the birds and squirrels (we only have a little garden, but it’s a bit wild and we live near a big park, hence the birds and squirrels)

  31. Kev

    Berry blessed indeed, Cynthia! β™₯

  32. I love blueberries and try to eat some every day. I haven’t turned blue yet. πŸ˜€

  33. Sometimes husband’s can just be so right! Your pictures are lovely and so are you! πŸ˜€

  34. I agree with Hamlin on this one, too. Blueberry picking, IMHO, is highly overrated — a lot, a lot of work for those little delicious berries that can so easily be bought in baskets like you have. Pumpkin, apple picking – much more rewarding. And you do look lovely in that photo! πŸ™‚

  35. Oh yummy! I love fresh berries, and what a bonus that they are so good for us! Lovely post. πŸ™‚

  36. A yummy tale and looks like it was a lovely day. πŸ™‚

  37. Beautiful in blue. You and Hamlin–such a lovely couple too.
    Blessings ~ Wendy

  38. I love blueberries (especially blueberry muffins!) but I think buying them was definitely the right decision! I’ve never tried to pick blueberries, but I have picked strawberries and raspberries; those are a real effort. Worst of all are the wild blackberries that grow along a footpath near my house…I always try to greedily gobble a few when I walk past, but I end up with bramble scratches, prickers embedded in my thumb, and sour, underripe blackberries for my pains!

  39. You look so happy in this picture, Cynthia! And why wouldn’t you. Beautiful day and a basket full of blueberries to eat and share. A perfect reason to feel happy πŸ™‚

  40. I would love to find an organic blueberry farm near by, but only one. She has a waiting list of 400 people! I keep trying to grow them in our garden but they are a funny plant it takes a few years for them to grow and produce. I am glad you got your blueberries:-) I don’t mind being blue!

  41. Yes! Blueberries are my favorite fruit. We used to take the kids blueberry picking in Michigan. In addition to blueberry pies, muffins, and pancakes, I also like: blueberry and peanut butter sandwiches. It works brilliantly because the peanut butter keeps the blueberries from rolling around.

  42. I adore blueberries and they are so good for you! The ones from the farm must have tasted delicious! πŸ™‚

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