IN THE FIELD: Fruitful

A sure sign of summer is when the blueberries begin to ripen. The bushes are loaded this season and will provide a nice harvest.

One of my favorite things for dessert this time of year is homemade blueberry pie with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Another favorite is a big bowl of vanilla or peach ice cream with blueberries on top.

It was way too hot this week for doing any kind of baking. And we didn’t have any ice cream in the freezer. Had we gone out for some it likely would have melted by the time we got home.

So we did the next best thing. We added handfuls of berries to bowls of fresh sliced melon. Ahhh refreshing.

I handheld this shot with my 35mm f1.8 lens at ISO 200, 1/350th of a second at f3.5. Then I ate the ripe ones.

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  1. July 9, 2012 at 3:55 pm

    Dang, you didn’t save any for me?? πŸ™‚

    Great shot, David.

    • July 10, 2012 at 9:31 am

      Thanks Bob…there are plenty more on the bushes!!!

  2. July 9, 2012 at 4:04 pm

    WOW! So beautiful… Should be so delicious too. Thank you dear David, love, nia

    • July 10, 2012 at 9:32 am

      They are so good and you can put them on most anything, fruit, cereal, salads, ice cream, baked goods etc.!!!

  3. July 9, 2012 at 4:33 pm

    DH has been wanting me to make a blueberry pie since forever but I haven’t a clue as to how 😦 But this is a great shot.

    • July 10, 2012 at 9:34 am

      Hmmm I’m not a pie maker but my Mom is. I’ll bring some over to her…yumm. I’ll get her recipe for you!!!

  4. July 9, 2012 at 4:49 pm

    Love the photo and I agree with the dessert combos you mentioned! Enjoy your berries!

    • July 10, 2012 at 9:34 am

      Thanks Karen, they sure are versatile little fruits!!!

  5. July 9, 2012 at 5:16 pm

    They look delicious, David! Blueberries are my favorite!

    • July 10, 2012 at 9:35 am

      They sure are Gracie!!! I have to admit they are my favorite fruit also although peaches are up there too!!!

  6. photographybyjoylene
    July 9, 2012 at 5:21 pm

    Lovely! We have 4 small blueberry bushes that yielded us enough for our cereal each day, but they are getting bigger every year!

    • July 10, 2012 at 9:36 am

      You will be able to have cereal at night then too!!!

      • photographybyjoylene
        July 10, 2012 at 3:48 pm

        Or a pie….. πŸ™‚

  7. July 9, 2012 at 6:02 pm

    Lovely photo. I like blueberries on my muesli in the mornings but have to get them from the shops πŸ™‚

    • July 10, 2012 at 9:37 am

      Thanks MBT, berries from the shops are a good thing too!!!

      • July 10, 2012 at 11:09 am

        Certainly better than none! πŸ™‚

  8. July 10, 2012 at 12:05 am

    Isn’t this a great time of year!

    • July 10, 2012 at 9:37 am

      I’m lovin it!!! The peaches are ready for picking at the orchard too!!!

  9. July 10, 2012 at 2:22 am

    Superb shot – I love the ‘bloom’ on the fruit.

    • July 10, 2012 at 9:39 am

      Thanks Jo, the bushes are so laden with fruit I couldn’t decide which bunch to photograph next!!! Click gulp click gulp click gulp..

  10. July 10, 2012 at 3:31 am

    They look berry nice πŸ™‚

    • July 10, 2012 at 9:42 am

      And they are berry berry tasty. Almost every time I walk past the fridge I grab a handful!!!

  11. July 12, 2012 at 9:07 am

    A gorgeous shot, David. Can I have the blueberries for my pancakes please? Talking of which, we’re about to cook some on our Cobb shortly, but with strawberries πŸ™‚

    • July 15, 2012 at 2:28 pm

      Blueberry pancakes…YUMMY!!! Strawberries would just as yummy though!!! I’ll be right over…

  12. July 12, 2012 at 11:23 am

    Love blueberries! They are so expensive here! I love mixing them with strawberries, honey and yogurt! I was going to post about it and you beat me to it πŸ™‚ Gorgeous shot!

    • July 12, 2012 at 1:54 pm

      They are one of my favorites too. Go ahead and post your recipe and photos…I and many others would love to see them!!!!

  13. July 13, 2012 at 12:45 am

    How lovely…and yummy too! Great shot!

    • July 13, 2012 at 3:26 pm

      Thanks Fergie, there are still plenty left!!!

  14. July 13, 2012 at 3:16 pm

    hi David; I am back! These are so yummy looking. Someone at a hostel gifted me with fresh blueberries and then I shared them with others. a good reminder of the joy of eating these berries.

    • July 13, 2012 at 3:28 pm

      Wow how cool was that!!! we almost always met great folks willing to share/trade stuff while we were camping and hiking! Glad to bring on the memories!

  15. July 21, 2012 at 9:50 am

    Like an illustration right out of a gardening catalog (or from an ad for the blueberry industry).

  16. July 21, 2012 at 2:55 pm

    Wow those are some pretty serious kuddos… Thanks John!!!

  17. October 16, 2012 at 3:02 am

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