June 21, 2012
it got done: spread over a few days, interlaced with pauses and a few antics, but every berry is accounted for and all our hands (and mouths) are stained scarlet to prove it.
This year I tried out a new strawberry jam recipe (didn't use the lemon zest) and Bear tried to fit in the kitchen sink. It lasted a good 45 minutes before his legs went numb and he realized he's grown since last year. I should mention it was nice having company at eye level while I canned, even if said company was naked.
Trot is another one I couldn't keep out of the water if I tried. He constantly has that wild, happily posessed dog look in his eye as he rolls on his back after a good swim in the lake...
and so it seems, all these daily moments add up to the exciting reminder that summer is here... officially.
Bear and I celebrated the Equinox with a picnic of peanut butter and strawberry jam sandwiches and chocolate pudding, while I continued with my goal (of the fun variety) by setting the manual AND self timer buttons on my camera. On the first try I got what you see above: not great, but useable- I am pleased as punch- clearly noticed by the wild, happily possessed look in this novice photographer's eye.
Bring it on, Summer!