I was at Meijer earlier this week, and as I passed the produce department, shoppers were milling around the display of delicious-looking berries that were on sale. Those strawberries, blueberries and raspberries sure looked delectable, all plump and brimming with that end-of-Summer goodness that fruits and veggies kissed by the sun, instead of grown in the hothouse, have. People were scooping up those berry-filled plastic boxes, no doubt planning a mouth-watering dish as they loaded them in to their cart.
A new crop of wild raspberries has appeared on the tree at Council Point Park as well. You might recall way back on June 16th I wrote about the two women walkers who were enjoying these sweet berries right off the tree: (https://lindaschaubblog.net/2017/06/16/catch-as-catch-can/
The pair plucked those sweet nuggets and popped them into their mouths. I figured what berries were beyond their reach, the birds helped themselves to the rest. So, it’s raspberry pickin’ time at the Park once again. I saw this sapling just loaded with raspberries and noticed they appear to be two different types – hmm, a hybrid raspberry tree with both red and black berries on one tree.
Summer’s goodness … sunny days and sweet and juicy raspberries there for the taking.
This squirrel was feasting on those raspberries, having used some fancy footwork to secure a good foothold to enable him to reach those succulent berries.
I got out my camera and the squirrel was so busy enjoying his treat, that he was oblivious to me. He was using the claws from his front paws to pluck off the berries and shoot them right into his mouth. Though I didn’t get a good view of my furry friend’s face, I imagined berry juice squirting around his mouth, so that he looked like a little girl who got into her mother’s lipstick and smeared it in an uneven slash across her mouth. Well, I was guilty of doing this when I was a little girl. My mom only used makeup for special occasions, and when I was young, I got into her makeup bag in an effort to “look like Mommy” … that was a mistake because I got pancake makeup and lipstick all over the bathroom vanity and myself. Oops! And, I ended up getting a lickin’ for it too, but what little girl didn’t want to pretend she was all grown up?
The weather was just perfect this morning, so refreshing and it put some pep in my step, getting me five more miles under my belt toward my 2017 total tally.