Picking Blueberries

So far I/we have picked seven quarts, which involved going out to public lands twice.  It was rough walking over stumps and branches, and I have a fear of falling and not being able to get up, but my determination to get those berries was strong.  There is a scent in that type of pine forest, especially when the sun shines, that is delectable.  I heard different bird calls than usual, and caught glimpses of forest flowers in all their pastel and delicate beauty.  I brought my camera but didn’t have time to take any photos.  I also found raspberries.  Probably not a wild variety but an escaped domestic type, perhaps brought to this spot by birds.  I would like to start the winter with 10 quarts so I will be going again, and gather up some of those raspberries, a few photos, and a few more hours in the peace and quiet of the woods.

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