Friday, August 21, 2015

Summer fruit, the gulf coast and looking forward


- I felt a little pang at the grocery store last night, when the only blueberries were outrageously expensive, which means summer fruit is on the wane.  I should have stockpiled more in the freezer!  A Whole Foods employee told me once to stick them in the freezer in the plastic container they usually come in (unwashed) - and wash them after they are thawed.  They are slightly softer after being frozen, but still good.  I have loved the Georgia peaches and the blueberries from anywhere! 

- The birds were loving that grass (if you click to enlarge, you can see more birds in the lower left corner.)  Photo taken of the wharf area of Pensacola Bay, Florida, in August 2014.  That's where I'll be for a long weekend, starting tomorrow.  Two little boys (my great nephews) are having birthday parties - one on Saturday and one on Sunday.  I'm so looking forward to being with my family.
 
- I'm sure my sister and I will go to Joe Patti's World Famous Seafood Market on Monday, during our ramble.  This is one of their fishing boats, docked next to the market - which is amazing.  There seem to be endless cases of fresh seafood.  I like this photo and made it extra large because it shows off that nice big boat and that beautiful blue sky.

I hope you have a wonderful weekend, my friends.

14 comments:

OldLady Of The Hills said...

I hope you have a wonderful weekend, too....Lots of celebrating coming your way. LOVE that boat and the sky....Beautiful!

Elephant's Child said...

Have an absolutely wonderful, fun, family, love and laughter filled weekend.

Jannie Funster said...

Sounds like a fun weekend, party party party. Send me some fresh salt air and the cries of seagulls, please. :)

xoxooxox

sage said...

Yes, the blueberries that are now on our selves come from up north--and are much more expensive! Enjoy the Gulf

Ileana said...

Your fruits look tasty and I never thought of freezing blueberries but thanks for the tip on not washing them first. Oftentimes it's the strawberries that don't come around much...the good ones anyway.

Love your last pic! Wow! Have a great week!

Sparkling Red said...

Mmm, that looks like a sweet peach. I am wary about buying peaches in Toronto. The ones in the local supermarket are most often either hard as rocks, or mushy/mealy and home to fruit flies. However, every once in a while, when I find a good peach, it's the best thing ever.

Joanne said...

I am mourning the end of summer berries also! It feels too soon!

Lee said...

When berries are cheap I freeze some so I can have them at a later date...added to juices etc. I don't buy the frozen berries because the majority of them are imported from China...and I have little faith in food products from China. I'd rather buy fruit that is grown here in our own country...or in countries whose farming practices I trust.

Pensacola is a great name,..I've always liked that name. It's funny how some names just "grab" you. I've always loved the name Nantucket, too, for some unknown reason - and Poughkeepskie is a name that's always intrigued me. There are many more... :)

desk49 said...

Peaches and berries
Blue and gold
Birds on the grass
More we’re told
From Captain Joes
To the crab shack
One of many
We’ve been told

Gloria Baker said...

peaches and berries look wonderful! I can't wait for the summer to enjoy them :)

Riot Kitty said...

I want fruit now. Nom.

ladyfi said...

How delicious - and a nice boat too.

Crafty Green Poet said...

hewre the raspberries are coming to the end and the brambles (blackberries) are just starting to ripen

Snaggle Tooth said...

My kind of place there- Thanks for great pics