Thursday, June 13, 2013

A cheery summertide

cherry farm
rainier cherries
ready to go cherry-picking
cherry branches
scouting for good cherry trees
"why do cherries look like little butts?"
bing cherries
alex cherry-picking
AH's cherry bounty
cherry basket
I reckon that one of summertide's best virtues is its bounty of summer fruits: mangoes, pineapples, watermelon, peaches, and perhaps my very favorite of them all, cherries! Since it is prime time for the sweet stone fruit, we went cherry-picking a couple of weekends ago. I have been itching to go for years, but I always missed the short window they were available. Though the husband is attuned to my predilection for the fruit-picking pastime by now (we've picked strawberries, pumpkins, apples, and Christmas trees together since we've tied the knot), he wasn't a fan of cherries until we arrived at the cherry orchard. The towering trees were dripping with huge, ripe, juicy cherries of varieties aplenty (my most preferred are the yellow Rainier cherries - yum!).  "Why do cherries look like little butts?" the husband asked as we plucked them from the leafy branches. Regardless of their quirky shape, we couldn't help but sample some, and when the husband did, he couldn't stop - they were just so good! I couldn't bend as easily under branches while being five and a half months pregnant that exceedingly warm afternoon, but we still stowed away with two baskets full of tasty cherries for snacking throughout the week. So worth it!


  1. looks awesome and the photos are amazing :)

  2. i love cherries. they are so yummy! i've been itching to go fruit picking also, and really need to look into a place that i'm able to.
    what a fantastic pastime!

  3. I love your pictures so much, I can't even take it. It's like a peak into heaven looking at your blog. You look cuter than words can say and you're an absolute doll. My kids love cherries but I make them eat them outside. Never inside, or always, I will find the pits in places they don't belong... :) naughty kids. :) They do look like butts, chunky baby butts, so cute!! Love this post, hope you are feeling great because you look it. Take care,

    Shauna xoxoxoxoxoxxo

  4. Helen, your photos always brighten up my day. It looks you and hubby had a wonderful time cherry picking (and sampling some!) you are glowing! So beautiful.

  5. oh my! those look delicious. we picked strawberries this year but would love to pick cherries. i love them!

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  8. Goodness, I'm in love with how vibrant the color of the cherries are! It must be so satisfying and fun to eat cherries you two picked together!

  9. These pictures radiate summer time! Even though I can't see your closet pretty sure that dress is my favorite in it!! So darling!
    Love the lighting in these pictures and what a fun day!

  10. Yes I love cherries, so glad your husbands on board with them now. I'll spend $10 at Costco on a few pounds of cherries only to have them gone within the hour, my kids adore them. Beautiful pictures as usual. Have a wonderful week, hope you're feeling well.

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  12. Wow, these photos are so beautiful!!! I've always wanted to go cherry picking but there's no place near me unfortunately. Looks like you two had a great time and what a great photo opp!


    1. I just read your about me page and realized you are from the same ish area as me! :)
      Just wondering, where is the place you went cherry picking? I remember my cousin saying she wanted to go but the closest place she could find was rather far!

      Thanks! BTW, I love your blog and am following =)

  13. What a wonderfully delicious way to spend a weekend! Rainier cherries are my favorite! These pictures look amazing Helen!

    Rowena @ rolala loves

  14. They do look like butts. Haha I loooove cherries!

  15. omg i love cherries! and this is like a dream summer garden! xox

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  16. ok now i want to go cherry picking!! I have picked apples, grapes but not cherries!!! I would eat all of them before paying ha!

    have a great weekend friend!

  17. Yum! Up until a few summers ago I had never had cherries (I assumed I wouldn't like them because I disliked cherry flavored things), but obviously that has all changed- I now think cherries are the most wonderful thing ever! Great photos :)


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