Monday, August 9, 2010

For the Love of Berries

Why do we love gathering wild blackberries so much?
Because we get to watch train tracks being repaired.
Because she was happy just playing with rocks and eating one third of the berries I picked.
Because the boys catapulted old train track parts with sicks and rocks,
stole my phone,
and took berry-stained pictures of each other.
Because the hike was magical.
Because we were reminded we live in gold country, and that is just plain rad.
Because getting as many fresh, organic, locally grown berries as we want  for free is exhilarating.
And because helping my oldest and her friends make blackberry pie, crust and all (they did most of the work) makes my heart happy.
That's why.
This is a contributing post on Simple Lives Thursday


  1. mmm, blackberries make my heart happy too.

  2. What a lovely post! I really enjoyed reading it, and those blackberries look mouthwatering!

  3. Good times are priceless, thanks for sharing.

  4. We have wild blackberries in the cow pastures next to us. I wish they didn't have so many darn seeds, otherwise, they'd be my favorite berry!

    The photos of your boys they took themselves are priceless!

  5. What a great hike - I love how you shared it with us!! A memory your children will not forget!

  6. The pictures are stunning but the story is even better. How lovely! Thanks for linking in to simple lives thursday!


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