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20 July 2010 @ 07:21 pm
this is a little song, a tiny song  

Okay, I'm going to attempt to update my lj even when, gasp, I have nothing of substance to say! This is not how I usually use it but I thought I'd practice. :) So, in not-so-important news, my favorite time of year is coming to a close: raspberry season. When I was a kid, our whole backyard was a hill and in the summer, it would be completely filled with raspberry bushes. I would pretty much eat my weight in raspberries. When my family moved when I was twelve or so, I was so heartbroken to leave them. Summer just wasn't summer without them. And then two years ago, JOYFULLY, birds transplanted raspberries to my current backyard!

There's nothing like limboing into the middle of the bush (I take great pride in squeezing into the center without damaging the bush, there's nothing like being stabbed by prickers to improve your balance! XD) and picking your favorite food, all warm from the sun. Seriously, for these few weeks I'm so buoyantly happy! It's funny, I'm not a very outdoorsy person but I love the heat. I feel comfortable even when just sitting around makes you sweat. :D So I've been quite the sun worshipper lately. Though usually I'm just reading and rereading Amelia Peabody books (and pretending I'm in the heat of Egypt) while eating the raspberries I've fetched. BLISS.

The view from my reading spot.

I also really like the rose of sharon bushes, so pretty.

The fruits of my labor! :D
Current Mood: cheerfulcheerful
Grass For Her Pillow: kassy // smilescanky_chops on July 20th, 2010 11:29 pm (UTC)
I know exactly what you mean but for me summer means cherries. More specifically Spanish cherries which are only ever around the end of June to July and i go through them like... very fast.

In fact i've got a packet downstairs but i'm too lazy to go get it lol. XD
Top: 美人: Kanno Miho: Lady of my ~heart~topazera on July 20th, 2010 11:43 pm (UTC)
Ha, yeah, when the raspberries are in season (which is usually only from something in the first week of July to sometime in the third week), I'm eating a pint or a quart of them everyday. In my mind, there can be no such thing as too much fresh fruit. XD

I really like cherries but I don't think I've ever had them from a fresh source? I bet they're even more delicious than I think.

Enjoy your own summer fruit! ♥
prisps: pirrosprisps on July 21st, 2010 12:57 am (UTC)
OMG! I'm so envy right now T.T
Beautiful pictures, btw.
I really think it's important to have a reading spot too ~ In my other house, I used to read in my bed, but it was not the bed nor the room important, but the view I had on my window while in bed. I loved that place so much XDD
But you're probably the only person I know who likes the heat :DD
Lena: Yamapikhaus414 on July 21st, 2010 01:29 am (UTC)
WOW. that's all i can say! it looks so peaceful, wherever you took these!!
peaches in the creases of a plastic bag: Makiphrenk on July 21st, 2010 03:31 am (UTC)
PRETTY PICTURES. I am glad you've been enjoying your days recently! I loathe the heat, would much rather be cold, but I suppose the time I'm sitting in class sweating and wanting to die, I will think WELL AT LEAST TOP IS HAPPY. ♥
animefreak42animefreak42 on July 21st, 2010 02:16 pm (UTC)
Super jealous! Though I am terrible in the heat myself (I feel dizzy after 5 minutes), the fresh fruit sounds absolutely amazing.
heebum: ai❞aiousshiwoelvs on July 22nd, 2010 06:34 am (UTC)
pretty pretty pictures
rounded corners make them even prettier :)
my parents have an apple tree, a cherry tree, black berry bushes and strawberries to pick and lucky for me it was my job all summer to do it
Chocolate & EITO addicttika_veilan on July 22nd, 2010 08:02 pm (UTC)
You have a whole forest behind you house?! Complete with a raspberry bush?! I'm so envious of you! :D