I think we have already established that we are a weird family. I think that is because we started out a weird couple. Not weird bad…just weird. Like the very first movie we went to see as a couple was The Fox and The Hound. No, not some porn flick or something. The Disney movie.
Seriously. And neither of us had kids or had been married before. One of my favorite parts of the movie was when the I guess the equivalent of young teen fox and hound were playing and the hound starts sniffing the ground. He’s kind of trotting along sniffing, sniffing, sniffing.
Fox: What’cha doin’?
Hound: **sniffing** Twackin!
Fox: What’cha twackin’?
Hound: **sniffing more and closer to fox** I think it’s YOU!
Not verbatim but close enough. Here’s the actual scene:
Cracks me up every time. I love it. I don’t know why I was thinking about that so much today. I think because I was twackin’!
I got up early and decided to head out for a walk before it got really hot. I know….too late, it was already hot. I decided since the blackberries close to our house were nice and red there might be some that were already ripe out on the course! So I get dressed and get my water and go to get my bucket for my “haul” but I can’t find my bucket. See, year before last hubby went to and did this pick your own berries thing and got this plastic pail with a metal handle that is perfect for my blackberry tracking. Or someone at work gave it to him. I can’t remember. I just remember that when it materialized at our house I thought to myself “Self, this is the perfect container to go twackin’ blackberries”.
Hubby was in the bathroom getting ready for work so I go in and say “Do you know where my blackberry bucket is?” He said he used it to take vegetable beef soup to work yesterday to some of his co-workers. How dare he! Does he not realize that is now MINE? I don’t care if it DID come into our possession through him. Possession is 9/10th of the law and I use it 9/10ths of the time so by my calculations that make it MINE! Am I right or am I right?
So I say “Didn’t you bring it home last night?” Ummmm…. Maybe it’s in the van? So I get the van keys and go out to the driveway and NO BUCKET! I come back in and tell him it’s not out there so he casually says “Oh, I’ll bring it home tonight!” Does he not realize how much this inconveniences me? I will now be forced to actually hold a container while I try to pick berries!
So I grab another pail, sans handle (how inconvenient) and head off to the golf course. It’s only a little after 7:30 a.m. so I’m psyched that it won’t be so hot. Little did I realize I would spend the next 3+ hours on said golf course so by the time I got through it was VERY hot.
I am going to post a bunch of the pictures. I love taking pictures out there but I’m not the best photographer and I only took my phone with me so they were all taken by my phone but some turned out pretty good.
I like taking “nature” pictures. I like the way the sun comes through the trees sometimes and how the shadows and light hit the ground and the fields and sometimes it translates very well and sometimes it doesn’t.
I did get about 15 or 20 berries. Not bad considering they are just starting to ripen. It’s weird how in some places they are still blooming, some are still very green and some are red and a very few are turning black (well, purple).
The pictures I took were all the berries I picked. Ok… minus a couple or three that I ate but I promise I didn’t eat more than that even though I left before I ate breakfast OR had coffee and did not return until almost 11. So…here are some of my favorite pictures and commentary.
So I followed the adage to take nothing except pictures (… okay, and a few blackberries) and leave nothing but footprints (except some of that man stank I was probably rocking after about three hours walking in that sun). Hope you enjoyed my walk as much as I did!