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Yesterday we went to Sauvie Island and picked berries at a U-Pick farm. My partner and I admired the distant peak of Mt Hood, the boats on the river, and the green and rolling fields on the way over, argued about driving, compromised, and got to the farm with plenty of water bottles and sunscreen. The strawberries were basically done; the blackberries and blueberries were just starting to come ripe; the raspberries were in their glory. The sky was blue and enormous and the sun was very bright and warm. A breeze off the river cooled the whole island. The cottonwood trees left drifts of fluff on the grass. Birds sat on stumps in the river and trilled in the grasses and copses. We picked, lazily enough, for several hours, and filled two pints of tart thumb-sized early blackberries, two of greeny-purple-tinged small blueberries each, and three of perfect raspberries. A few sun warmed deeply ripened little strawberries in the drying rows burst in our mouths. I had nothing but raspberries for lunch, and felt well content… I left an offering of a strand of beads to the great oak tree that watches over the farm, and I believe it was accepted.

Date: 4 Jul 2017 21:04 (UTC)
alexseanchai: Blue and purple lightning (Default)
From: [personal profile] alexseanchai
You sound like you had a grand day. :)

The beads sound like a fine offering.

Date: 4 Jul 2017 21:32 (UTC)
starandrea: (Default)
From: [personal profile] starandrea

Date: 4 Jul 2017 22:05 (UTC)
sweet_sparrow: Picture of two cats lying back-to-back with two black spots connecting to make a heart. (E: Heart)
From: [personal profile] sweet_sparrow
That sounds beautiful. <3

Date: 5 Jul 2017 00:47 (UTC)
From: [personal profile] chanter_greenie
... I am a gigantic nerd. I saw your Praxis tag before I saw the corresponding entry (scrolling), and immediately expected this to be a much darker post.

Blackberries! :D

Date: 5 Jul 2017 03:12 (UTC)
From: [personal profile] chanter_greenie
I was entirely unaware of that usage. Aha! You learn something new every day, as they say. Cheers! :)

Date: 5 Jul 2017 06:22 (UTC)
finch: (Default)
From: [personal profile] finch
Ooh, thanks for the reminder, need to find a weekend to take Bug out and do that.

Date: 5 Jul 2017 11:52 (UTC)
cmcmck: (Default)
From: [personal profile] cmcmck
Nothing but raspberries sounds good to me! :o)

Date: 5 Jul 2017 17:32 (UTC)
vladdraculea: Photo of two flower pots with a variety of little flowers (Vlad)
From: [personal profile] vladdraculea
Sounds lovely! πŸ’–

β€” Vlad

Date: 5 Jul 2017 17:51 (UTC)
vladdraculea: Photo of two flower pots with a variety of little flowers (Vlad)
From: [personal profile] vladdraculea
Yes, it's okay with me. Is everything okay?

β€” Vlad

Date: 5 Jul 2017 21:15 (UTC)
vladdraculea: Photo of two flower pots with a variety of little flowers (Vlad)
From: [personal profile] vladdraculea
You're welcome. πŸ’œ I go through that kind of thinking a tonne, especially when I'm forgetting something super important like not having got much sleep the night before or that we actually *did* accomplish more than we realized, etc. Ben is better at just being in the moment and not being anxious about us not having energy.

Also, from what you've written both here and in other posts, your health issues aren't nothing. Yeah, you are able to function better than some of us, but that doesn't magically mean your body is feeling up to its best, nor that you aren't struggling and low on energy. So please feel free to rant around us when you need to get stuff off your chest so you can process what's going on.

πŸ’œ*offers consensual silk-dragon snuggles in kitty style*πŸ’œ

β€” Vlad


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