Would you like to pick some delicious fresh fruit? Great! Then grab a basket, and come along with me.
Together we'll continue our tour of the Brambleberry Cottage's organic orchard. Feel free to take some wholesome goodness home with you.
In addition to the delectable plum, peach, pear, and cherry trees here at the cottage, we also have six varieties of apples...
and more brambles of blackberries than you can begin to imagine.
The blossoms, in the images above, represent three different varieties of apple.
The abundance of rain, we've been blessed with this year, has the trees weighted heavily with their bounty.
A combination of Granny Smith and
Golden Delicious will make the best apple pies you've ever tasted. But I'm afraid it will be a while longer before they're ripe enough to harvest.
Although, I do help myself to their tasty tartness, even now–especially after they've been cleansed by a gentle wash from heaven.
But, there's no need to wait for the blackberries to ripen. Please fill your basket; there's plenty for everyone!
The brambles were loaded with pretty pink blossoms this spring.
I watched in wonderment as they faded and a bounty of berries began to appear.
Their rosy pinks...
quickly gave way to deep, vibrant reds.
Now there are more black than red.
Not only will they provide a yummy treat for you and me, but the woodland creatures delight in their presence, as well.
And that's OK. I don't mind sharing.
Perhaps this little slice of heaven would have been better named Eden instead.
Showing my pretty pink blossoms and fruit at Tootsie's for Flaunt Your Flowers - Fertilizer Friday, Cindy's for Show and Tell, and Beverly's for Pink Saturday.