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August 18, 2014

Coming Home

Filed under: 66 Days of Summer — Karma @ 8:24 pm
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Day 58 of summer was that most bittersweet of days, the day to go home after vacation. I was up early and took pictures of the sun rising on what looked to be a beautiful day at the beach (of course!)
Sunrise between the islands

Sunrise at Hills Beach

Just me and the fishermen and the seagulls were awake at that hour. Shortly thereafter, the car was packed, the family piled in and we made our way back home.

The return home means chores to do – unpacking, laundry, mowing the lawn. Mowing the lawn, however, brought me a sweet surprise! While mowing under the various small trees and shrubs that surround my house, I saw a group of dark berries on the ground, and not those yucky weedy things I call “bird berries” because only birds like to eat them. I looked up and saw this:
Surprise find!
Black raspberries that I had not planted! I’m not sure where they came from – I grow red raspberries in my backyard. I’m sure birds must be responsible for the appearance of these vines, but I have no idea where they originated.

When I finished the lawn I went back with a bowl and happily picked a sweet treat.
Black raspberries

Yesterday, day 59 of summer, was the return to routine.
Meal planning and grocery shopping,
Meal planning

and back to blogging about my rapidly diminishing days of summer!
Blogging with a snack
(with a snack!)


  1. I have some berries, blackberries I think, planted by the birds, but I rarely get to eat any of them. Not quite quick enough. Your menu looks inviting – dinner is at what time?

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    Comment by Carol — August 18, 2014 @ 10:41 pm | Reply

    • I’m getting all scratched up in my attempts to retrieve those berries! We usually eat between 6 and 7 – swing on by, lol!

      Comment by Karma — August 19, 2014 @ 9:09 am | Reply

  2. What a great find! And a wonderful reward for mowing the lawn. Usually all I find are snakes, frogs, toads, and/or baby rabbits when I mow. lol! Those sunrise shots are stunning. 🙂

    Comment by Robin — August 20, 2014 @ 2:10 pm | Reply

    • I’ve had my share of frogs and toads this year, lol. The black raspberries have been a really nice treat! Thanks Robin.

      Comment by Karma — August 20, 2014 @ 9:15 pm | Reply

  3. What gorgeous photos. I can TASTE those blackberries. Not much better than vacationing in Maine in the summertime.

    Comment by roughwighting — August 21, 2014 @ 9:29 am | Reply

  4. Love Blackberries. They are lovely but still … not a sufficient trade off for having to leave your lovely summer home …

    Comment by sybil — September 1, 2014 @ 1:31 pm | Reply

    • Oh if only it was indeed “my” summer home! It is my dream to live in a place such as this when I retire to the beach someday!

      Comment by Karma — September 2, 2014 @ 9:39 pm | Reply

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