Thursday, September 9, 2010

Keyhole, soothing and so sweet

- Still feeling the pull of the river - this view is like looking through a keyhole. Neighbor Gail (her house is just visible) stays there from early May until sometime in October, when she heads back to Florida.

- But reality set in and back to work for me on Wednesday and a frantic early call from a graphics designer client who needs something printed for her client. Done and done.

- Washing some blueberries for my cereal and popping a juicy looking one in my mouth. It is so sweet. And I vow to find more to freeze for the coming winter.


Fireblossom said...

Reading your blog is just a joy, Lynn, I hope you know that. You have such a way of finding the beautiful and the calm in every day life. The blueberries sound wonderful!

Jannie Funster said...

Umn, I know the pull of the river too, tho lately it's been raining too much to return to mine and my favorite benches. :( Maybe today it will clear up and I'll bound down the trail again.

I like blueberries on cereal too!


LL Cool Joe said...

You know I feel the pull of our lake in Arizona! Even though we were stranded in it!

I agree with Fireblossom, you do have a way of finding the beautiful and calm in every day life.

Granny Annie said...

Buy some Edy's antioxidant blueberry juice bars. Yummy.

I love that photograph that lets us wander through the keyhole in our minds.

TALON said...

I'm glad you have the keyhole photos and the feeling of the river to draw upon when days get hectic.

desk49 said...

Neighbor is Florida bound
when winter comes around
still the river pulls at me

With a call from one
two jobs were done
it's back to work you see

A blueberry went down
yes round and round
as sweet as it could be

Lynn said...

FB -

Thank you, my friend. For me it began almost as thinking outside the box - looking for the little things that are there for all of us.

I'm thinking I need to turn into a blueberry hoarder. My freezer never has much in it since I eat mostly fresh food, so I may load it up. :)

Jannie -

I hope you get your fav bench time today!

Blueberries are so good for you, too. Love them.


Joe -

Thank you. And the pull of the lake is good, too. I'm glad you love it there.

Granny Annie -

Thanks for the treat tip! And that "keyhole" is the view to the right off the back porch - I love that sparkling blue water beyond.

Talon -

And I am having a hectic week - I do summon up the river sound in my head when that happens.

Ellis -

Thank you for my poem! Now you can say you have a blueberry poem in your repertoire. :)

Sara said...


This is my second comment. The first one timed out. So, delete this one if they repeat.

Your picture is beautiful and makes me want to visit! It's looks so cool and comfortable on the river.

Don't you just love it when you can conquer an emergency with a job well done. It feels so good, doesn't it?

Blueberries...yum. I used to pick blackberries as a kid, but it always scared me because my mom would send us with the warning, "Watch out for snakes." I was such a scaredy cat when I young:~)

Mama Zen said...

Blueberries on morning cereal are a treat!

Riot Kitty said...

I love rivers. And blueberries.

Scarlet Ily said...

I'd love to have a view like that from May - October (when it's much too hot in Florida!).

We love blueberries, but rarely get to have the fresh stuff. There's nothing like a nice, warm blueberry favorite!

Have a beautiful weekend, my friend!!

Lynn said...

Sara -

I like to handle work emergencies calmly - people wait until the last minute to do things all the time and we can usually make it OK.

lol - my mom used to say exactly the same thing about picking blackberries! They used to be all around my parents' house - they're gone now though.

Mama Zen -

They have turned into a morning ritual for me.

Riot Kitty -

Me too, my friend!

Ily -

I guess that is why there are so many Floridians in the mountains. My sister's late mother-in-law was from Florida and had the same schedule.

You know - I think frozen blueberries are good, too. I've never put them in a cobbler - might have to try that!

Meredith said...

Sweet blueberries are the best! Definitely stock your freezer. :)

I've never spent much time near a river, but I have a feeling I would love it. That's a lovely keyhole picture, Lynn.

Sorry you had to jump right back into the everyday flow of work when you returned from the more gently flowing river. But I'm glad the transition was successful, at least!

Snaggle Tooth said...

Gorgeous pic! Must be great to have a summer camp. My Gramps did that for years, n wintered with us.
You had a long, long week-end before work. It's good you get to help folks for work-
I love fresh blueberries- especially in pancakes.

Lynn said...

Meredith -

I am certain you would love that river. :)

Snaggle -

Thank you for the reminder - blueberry pancakes. Yum.