Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Such a treat!

Blackberries.......delicious! I picked these on my walk home from work today. Yup....that's right ....the trail I take home is lined with TONS of blackberry bushes......and right now is the perfect picking time. I was taught last summer what to look for when picking blackberries from a wonderful 10 year old boy who has autism. I remember him saying to me " You have to use your heart when picking blackberries".....oh how my heart melted at that moment! I took Evan's advice today and it did not fail me. I picked the BEST blackberries. So juicy and ohh so sweet. The best part my purple stained hands....another sign of summer!

3 comments:

Cheela said...

Julie, if you were still in Arizona you could pick the berries from Prickly Pear Cactus!!! I don't think that you would be holding them in your hand that way, though. Great picture!

pinkpositive said...

I love that advice from your student! When I was young, I was paid to go pick blackberries for my grandma. Needless to say, I never made much money as one in the bucket and two in your mouth isn't very business savvy. :)

The Toenjes Family said...

That is the most heart warming story. You are a lucky girl to be surround by such wonderful kids.