Saturday, May 23, 2009

Ancient time associated cherries with virginity, representing all that was fresh and new. Being the first ripening fruits of spring, this could be the reason we refer to sweet and special things as being in "cherry condition." I love cherries and have a cherry  "stick". It is a tree that is mainly a trunk with tiny little branches that cherries grow out of. We don't get many cherries off of  the cherry "stick". What few it produces the birds pick before we get to them. This year I'm looking forward to a cereal bowl full. But they are some of the best cherries I've eaten and picking them off of your own tree makes them priceless!


  1. Seeing your photo of the cherries reminds me that we had a small sour cherry tree in our back yard growing up that provided enough cherries to eat, to make jam from that would last all winter, and supply all of our friends with cherries. That little tree was amazing! AND my sister and I would often wear cherry "earrings." Thanks for reminding me of that...:) Silke

  2. Love your cherry stick. I hope the birds leave some for you this year.

  3. We used to have a cheery tree when I was a kid, and they were sooooo good, but like you said, one year good, one year nothing or disease, but it brings back a fond memory. Your posts are beautiful, and beautiful photography! Sorry it takes me so long to get back to you, I need to link you up!! BTW, thank you so much for your sweet comments, I really do appreciate that people take the time to look. People are what is important in life!
    As for your creative rut, maybe you should walk away from it for awhile and observe everyday life and you may find something in that stirs you. Like you said, not so much thinking, just living. In any event, it will come, you know it is in you. I think the photo of your post that day is beautiful in itself!! Have a great holiday!

  4. I absolutely ADORE the picture of the cherries - it is almost too perfect. Thank you for sharing it.
    I'm keeping my fingers crossed that the crack was a good omen and there will be positive news.

  5. P.S. what a sweet post from Julie about Bruce. I'm pulling for Bruce!

  6. Hello
    Thank you for your lovely comments. How lucky your are to have cherries! Here in Somerset, things like that are very behind and in fact cherries don't do too well here, not enough sun and too much rain. I used to live in the South of France and as a child remember climbing up the cherry trees and eating them. They were so tasty and juicy!
    Your post has taken me back to those lovely days, thank you!
    Enjoy those cherries!
    Isabelle x