July 20, 2010

blue as berries

 A few weekends ago my daughter and her taste buds enjoyed our first outing to pick them fresh off of the bush. Just another thing to appreciate about the state of Michigan. I was warning her in advance about not eating too many. Before she popped the first one in she hesitated and looked at me for permission. I smiled and so did she.

How to describe this shade of blue? What is that soft chalky color on top of the deep dark blue-purple? Not really pastel but somehow shadowy. And are they oh-so-sweet. That very same day my chef toddler and I made blueberry bread and a blueberry crisp that we ate warm out of the oven with vanilla ice cream melted on top. Heavenly!

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