8/8/08

Thoughtful Friday


Blueberries, before and after.

What is patriotism but the love of the food one ate as a child? ~Lin Yutang

Berry season! We picked wild raspberries in the forest when I was a child; nothing seemed so special and unique as hunting for the little red gems hiding beneath the serrated leaves, avoiding the prickly stems. The ponderosa pines rose around us out of the meadowed floor; lichen-covered boulders and native grasses embraced the raspberry bushes as we searched them out.

What are your childhood food memories?

10 comments:

Meryl said...

I love berry season! So much fun to take pictures of...and so much fun to eat afterwards!

Marie said...

Gorgeous photos and a fantastic quote!

I also have very fond memories of going raspberry- and blueberry-picking in the woods behind my parents' old house in New Hampshire.

But my all-time favorite summer food memories involve sweet Maine lobster dipped in melted butter, the smell of the ocean in the air, the sound of gulls crying for french fries, and sun and sand in my skin and hair.

Marie said...

I should mention I found your site via the Shutter Sisters link....

Happy Friday!

Apron Thrift Girl said...

I just mentioned my favorite memory two days ago on my blog which is funny. We had a pomegranate tree that I used to visit every day after school in the fall. I loved this part of the year and still do just because of this fruit.

renee said...

great photos and post. agreed, never enough berries but always too much clutter (you posted on Shutter Sisters).

DebD said...

Great photo!

My favorite food memory is my Nana's potato salad.

Linn said...

I just found you today and am enjoying your archives. Thank you for sharing your beautiful photographs!

Meadowlark Days said...

So fun to hear all of your memories! Marie, you made me drool with your descriptions of Maine food!

Mimi said...

Yum, I love that quote!

Actually, while I have always loved blueberries, I'd honestly say that my childhood food memories mostly revolve around sweets - like licorice

YogaforCynics said...

Wow--love the Lin Yutang quote...though I'll have to ponder it a bit longer...love the photos, too...though they make me think I'm not gonna get to bed tonight without first make a late night grocery run for blueberries....