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!


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.