Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Blackberries

I bought some beautiful blackberries today from the market and I couldn't wait to take them home. I must admit that upon arrival at my apartment I proceeded to eat half a carton of them while standing in front of the open refrigerator. I was taken back to my hometown of Tallahassee walking through the woods around our house in High Grove picking wild blackberries and arguing with my older brother and sister about who's just had the sweetest one, or who's found and eaten the most.

I love things that take me back to being a child, especially when it had to do with my old home. Another fond memory was of swimming in the pool all day long on the 4th of July and eating watermelon just after my dad sliced it and spitting the seeds as far as I could and lighting sparklers once it was dark enough. I practically lived in my bathing suit as child and I really miss those carefree southern days in the sun.


2 comments:

Amy said...

I just bought some blackberries yesterday too, only a $1 at kroger. They are so tasty. Also, I miss being a kid too. Summertime for me brings so many memories from childhood, it would be fun to be that carefee again.

Kim & Stace said...

I remember those days! I felt like I lived them all over again when I read your post...ahhhh :)
PS: its better that you ate half a thin of blackberries as opposed to chocolate chips...like me! Eek!