It's not what you gather, but what you scatter that tells what kind of life you have lived. Helen Walton

Friday, July 27, 2012

Summer cherries





Happy Paint Party Friday!!!











Is anyone else enjoying the delicious summer cherries?
Every year I anxiously await their arrival.
I eat them until I have a full and sore stomach.
It takes me back to my childhood in Southern California.
My Mom and I would go out to the orchards and do U-pick for five cents a pound.
We would pick and pick and eat and eat.
And then we would make a mad dash for home, both in desperate need of the bathroom.
So this is what is left of the two pounds my husband brought home yesterday.
I didn't demolish them alone, I had help from him.

The little fellow at the birdbath?
He visited a couple of weeks ago, thirsty for a drink in our 90 degree summer heat.

24 comments:

  1. Hi Susan. Thanks for stopping by my PPF. Just popping in to say your bird at the birdbath is awesome as are your cherries. Nice gentle soft looking work. Thanks for sharing. Happy weekend and PPF!

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  2. Both your pages are beautiful, Susan. I just got a huge bag of cherries from Kroger. They are so good. My dh says it was 7#! I had no idea I had bought that many. We love them. And your bird getting a drink is wonderful. So serene. The weather here has been in the 100s, so 90s sounds pretty good. I just put out new sweetened water for the hummingbirds and they have been having battles for water rights all day.
    Faye
    PS Those look like cypress trees in your header. Are they?

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    1. Thank you for your kind words...happy to hear I am not the only one that pigs out on cherries. Yes, those are cypress trees at Saddlebrook Resort just north of Tampa.

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  3. Wonderful sketches! I love cherries! :)

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  4. Summer cherries are my favorites! Nice sketches!

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  5. I adore cherries and have been gobbling them up especially this past week. Your sketches are super - love them both. Happy PPF

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  6. These are terrific, and I love your zentangles! I've been doing lots of those lately during the evenings while the family is watching TV...

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  7. Lovely creations ~ eating cherries now ~ enjoy the weekend ~~ thanks, namaste, (A Creative Harbor)

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  8. Love those cherries, too! I really like your drawings/paintings. The little bird is not alone, I have had a chipmunk drinking, robins, bathing, butterflies dipping in the low puddle, and wasps just sitting there in the water. Everyone/thing thirsty! Thanks for stopping by my blog! Happy PPF

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  9. one of the things i hate about winter is no cherries... now after looking at this I am very grumpy and wishing spring would hurry up...xx

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  10. Me too, me too, me too!! I love that one good cherry binge..yes I am enjoying them all alone!! It's always been one of my favorites, but I don't like them cooked! This is a wonderful illustration too!! Sweet bird bath, so happy the birdy found some water in the heat!!Thanks for sharing and enjoy the cherries while you can!!

    Hugs Giggles

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  11. my hubby and i both brought home cherries from the grocery store earlier this week and so now we have cherries galore-- and are loving it. your painting is wonderful! it's so hard to draw/paint glass-- at least for me. you did it beautifully!

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  12. Oh, I adore your cherry painting!
    I have very fond memories of cherry picking every summer in Northern Michigan on the peninsula!
    ♥♥♥
    Happy PPF!!
    Mary
    Mixed-Media Map Art

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  13. Mmm, they sure look delicious! Love your bird ready to take a bath!

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  14. What a great summer tradition that carries on for you! The cherries are fabulous (and so is your visitor)!

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  15. Oh yes!!1 I love the cherries!! The birdie is adorable too. I've been stuffing myself with cherries this we too. So Yummy!

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  16. Love your cherries, very delicate. They are a distant memory as we are in winter here in NZ. But yesterday I saw a cherry tree with some pink bursting through, so roll on summer.

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  17. love your cherries!! eating some too :D

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  18. Oh, I love cherries - they taste best directly from the tree (I think). At our old house we had a cherry tree and it was such a joy to go out and pick the cherries straight from the tree and into the mouth. I'm planning to plant a cherry tree here at our new home - it is just too beautiful!

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  19. Oh yes I totally love cherries and I eat and eat till my belly hurts ;) Love that your cherries lie in a glass bowl...so nice! happy PPF :)

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  20. great pages. . fun memories!
    cheers, dana

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  21. first off I am looking for the alligator in the banner photo, one must be there somewhere right?

    And then I thought I had gotten to my friend, Cris, of Cris in Oregon's blog by mistake as your style of art is so close to what she does in her art journals. Especially the bird and bird bath. Yours is delightful and I hope you don't mind being compared to another very good artist.

    I too ate a lot of cherries this weekend and they did their job! LOL
    Yours are delightful and I love the highlights!

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    1. Funny you should ask. After i took this, here came two little gators and they swam around and entertained us for quite a while. It was the cypress trees that impressed me.
      I am flattered to be compared to Chris. She is an animal lover too.
      Thanks for visiting!

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  22. :) I saw cherries the other day in the middle of our winter, I was very tempted to slip some summer into the house, but the price scared me (I wish I could sound virtuous and say it was the food miles!).

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