Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Thankful

As I begin this post, I remind myself how lucky I am that I can blog as I please.  If I bore some of my readers, they might stay away for days (or perhaps forever), but it doesn't matter.  I keep this blather going mainly to please myself.  Sometimes I will add an entry that I know is trite and meaningless (like most of this blog) just because Cliff's sister in St. Louis worries if I don't write something every day.  I'm not doing this blogging thing to make money or to try to attract thousands of readers.  There's great freedom in that, and I am thankful.  So today, I choose to tell you about my strawberries.  And of course, I am liable to include a picture or two of my dog; nobody will set up a blog with a huge following telling the world how boring I am or how sick and tired they are of my dog.  They SURELY won't be complaining that I'm making too much money doing this.  Although, hey, I'm up to $78.55 with Google Adsense.  When I get to $100, I get a check for that amount.  $100 every six years is better than nothing, right?  

This is today's pickins, about a quart.  We've had cold weather and rain for days on end, so the strawberries are slow to ripen.  I've been getting enough, though, for our cereal each day, and a nice bowl of berries for dessert sometimes.


Matthew 6:26: Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them.   
My heavenly Father is feeding those birds my strawberries!  It's OK, though; there's plenty for us all.  When I'm picking berries, I can almost hear Miriam Makeba singing "Love Tastes Like Strawberries".


Here's what the birds left me, all coated with sugar and chilling in the refrigerator.  I'm hoping the strawberries will hit their peak when my son, his wife, and my granddaughter are here from Georgia.  I believe they're arriving June 6.


Cliff thought I was asleep, so he grabbed the camera and aimed.  I heard him moving around, opened my eyes, and asked him, "Do you want me to act like I'm asleep?"  He did, and I did.  Iris, I believe, was actually sleeping.     

19 comments:

NERVES05 said...

Your not boring to me. I read you daily and miss you when you don't blog. So if your boring i guess i am to. I love the the low on the radiar country life.

madcobug said...

I never get tired of reading your blog. If I did then I wouldn't be here. Great looking strawberries. Slugs get into my few and it looks like eat out spots that have melted.
Love your and Iris's picture. Now she is a pretty big lap dog LOL. She is loving that though. Helen

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

You do a great job of blogging in my books. Strawberries and naps with dogs are treasures that cannot be overlooked for sure!

small farm girl said...

Don't ever think you are boring us. Think of it as just checking in. lol. I love to read your blog. Dogs and all.

BlueRidge Boomer said...

I must be boring, too!!
I read you everyday and worry about you when your not there.....keep those pictures of Iris coming....Max, Mia and Miss kitty look forward to them...LOL

Enjoy

Toon said...

I had no idea Whippets were that big. I pictured them much smaller for whatever reason.

Donna said...

Toonguy, they aren't that big; Iris is only half whippet. I think her other half is border collie.

Lindie said...

Nice strawberries! Something is getting some of mine too. Do you put the eaten ones up in the oriole feeder?

Barbara said...

What's the point of blogging if one can't be oneself?

Donna said...

Lindie, I cut off the good part for myself; I had not thought of seeing if orioles like strawberries.

Ms Martyr said...

Blog to please yourself. I think your readers have something in common with you or wouldn't keep coming back. I love the animals, birds and gardening. I would give about anything to live in the country but it doesn't look like it will ever happen so I read bloggers who do.

Sayit-baldys said...

STRAWBERRIES ARE THE WONDERFUL REWARD FOR THE WORK REQUIRED TO PRODUCE.
OH FOR THE SIGHT OF THAT BIG BOWL OF SUGARED RED STRAWBERRIES AND THE 'SHORTCAKE' JUST OUT OF THE OVEN.
FOR A TREAT NEVER FORGOTTEN, INVITE FRIENDS OF THE CHILDREN TO COME IN AND PARTAKE.
THEY WILL REMIND YOU OF THIS YEARS LATER. sam

Hyperblogal said...

I tried the ad sense thingy but they kept putting up my competitor photographers... and I could block the url but who wants to monitor that constantly.... I like your blog regardless of subject matter... good heavens I even like Meesha.

Amy said...

dogs and strawberries - two of my favorite things. I look much the same way by nights' end...at least one dog has found its' way on top of me....

Anonymous said...

Can you see me smiling......

Bnana

Wil said...

Iris isn't too spoiled, now is she?

Hollie said...

Those strawberries look delicious! You & Iris look so happy together.

Joyful Days said...

I always enjoy reading your posts. Strawberries!! They never last long enough for pictures at our house.

Adirondackcountrygal said...

Boring no, real yes.. Iris looks a little big to be a lap dog, but thats ok with me!