Down the short and dusty path…

With a truck load of precious cargo…

The woods beckon…

Shrouded in haze, oppressive humidity…fighting clouds of mosquitoes…braving the thorns…

We seek them…black raspberries!

I thought perhaps I’d miss the harvest, and yet, God in His infinite mercy, offered this precious gift…the gift of an afternoon.  Like glistening jewels, they hang upon delicate, thorny stems.  They do not give up their hold easily…and yet persistence is sweetly rewarded…purple and red stained hands, the badge of honor.

Delicious and oh, so tempting…”snitchers” abound:

The woods…the woods offer us so much!  Fruits of the forest:  mulberries, black raspberries, blackberries, hickory nuts and wildflowers.  Cool and shade…marvels and memories…

To touch, to see, to smell, to hear…to immerse oneself in such beauty…is to live, to experience God in the intimacy and wonder of Creation.  To see, as God does, that what He has made…

is good…

Blessings,