These berries taste like sunshine. I would know since I braved the sun and heat to hand pick them yesterday! We spent another long weekend out on the North Fork of Long Island amidst the vineyards and the farms. It seems like most of the country has been in the grip of severe heat for weeks now. It is July… Add humidity and I’m a goner. But the thought of fresh-picked blueberries right off the bush propelled me to persevere. I can attest: they are delicious little berry gems!
These are the blackberry bushes, blackberries not yet ripened.
I found that if I snuck back to the mesh fence there were tons of berries nearly hanging from the bush!
Raspberries are due in September…
This little guy gave me a jump as I pulled berries from the bush!
We also ate about another pint’s worth while we worked. Shhhhh!
We also found a new hamlet on the bay side of the Fork called New Suffolk. They have one restaurant, one store, a small post office and a one-room schoolhouse. Captain Marty’s fishing shack too. We’ve been frequenting the North Fork for six years now and have never found this area. What a delight! Tiny inlets and waterways speckled between corn fields and the vines.
These children were from Texas and weren’t bothered by the heat or sun in the slightest. Although we all agreed ice cream was in our very near future! See sailing lessons in the distance. I hid in the shade behind Captain Marty’s…
The children also announced that there were jellyfish further down below the dock. Again, I hid in the shade behind Captain Marty’s…
These small boats always remind me of sketches from art class when I was a kid. *Smile*