in my garden today

by Sharon Santoni
[blank]I write this post with slightly sticky, and slightly pink fingers. 
 I have been out in the garden this morning picking red fruit 
which this year is in abundance.[blank]
[blank]Like bright jewels hanging from bushes and shrubs, 
the berries are calling out to be picked and enjoyed.[blank]
[blank]Strawberries in pots on the terrace, and black gooseberries, redcurrants and a ton of raspberries in the potager.  All running riot, all looking happy, all tasting good.[blank]
[blank]I had every intention of making up some jam this afternoon, then  my camera came out  and I got completely waylaid ….[blank]

 [blank]the jam will wait until tomorrow …. 
if by then there is any fruit left![blank]


White Ironstone Cottage July 18, 2013 - 7:34 pm

Yummy it all looks so beautiful Love the baskets too

ArchitectDesign™ July 18, 2013 - 7:47 pm

Oh lucky! nothing is better than fresh berries (Other than a fresh tomato!!)

CityGirlCountryBloke July 18, 2013 - 7:53 pm

I'm keep saying I can't wait until my fruit trees and bushes are producing but I REALLY CAN'T WAIT!! Your pictures are beautiful and I can almost taste the raspberries in my mouth!

Mihaela Dămăceanu July 18, 2013 - 8:07 pm

You are a very talented photographer, gardener and artist. Splendid pictures!

I Dream Of July 18, 2013 - 9:33 pm

Yum, Sharon. I love getting lost in your garden. Thanks for the deliciousness! Good luck withe the jam. XO

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest July 18, 2013 - 10:15 pm

WOW. I just drooled on my keyboard.

What a wonderful harvest. You are so lucky, and to make jam too out of it?

Bonnie July 18, 2013 - 11:47 pm

I remember picking berries as a child. I'm pretty sure more went into my tummy than the bucket. Enjoy you jam making.

Ms Lemon of Make Mine Lemon July 19, 2013 - 1:07 am

I love raspberries, but I am really getting into the red currants. They are just wonderful. Your photos are just fabulous. If you lived closer I would help you pick. 🙂

Magnolia Verandah July 19, 2013 - 2:50 am

How wonderful, I hope you are enjoying that summer sunshine. Jam can wait until tomorrow.

Karyn July 19, 2013 - 4:41 am

So beautiful Sharon but nearly to much to bare for me. In Queensland Australia raspberries & blueberries come in small flat plastic punnets at AU$10 each. Whenever I treat us to some , we gently open it & slowly savour each & every one . No berry jam making here , I would have to take out a small bank loan to buy enough berries That is why all the jam I buy is from France ! My dream would be to go berry picking & eat as many as I liked………………

Karen Albert July 19, 2013 - 6:05 am

Sharon, I could live on fresh berries of all kinds all year. So many wonderful uses for them….lucky lady!

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Anonymous July 19, 2013 - 6:12 am

Wow Sharon you have made my day. The idea of picking and eating from your garden wonderful. We have a Pomegranate tree we don't get to enjoy the fruit because we get a lot of birds so we are at the bottom of the fruit chain the same with Fig and Strawberries. I planted these very tiny white French strawberries they survived (just). But your harvest looks beautiful, the jam will have to wait….Enjoy. Thank you for sharing your beautiful photographs. Regards Esther from Sydney.

peggy braswell July 19, 2013 - 6:32 am

Raspberries are nectar of the gods to me + everything looks divine.

martinealison July 19, 2013 - 7:02 am

Cueillir les fruits dans son jardin et les déguster un peu (!) en pleine bouche avant la confection de la confiture quel régal !… Cela laisse de très bons souvenir plus tard, dans l'hiver, lorsqu'on déguste la bonne confiture maison sur de bonne tranches de pain croustillant ! Hummmmmmm!
Dans mon jardin également nous nous partageons ce plaisir avec les oiseaux !! qui ne s'oublient pas non plus!

Gros bisous et merci pour ces très belles photos.

Missio Terra July 19, 2013 - 1:29 pm

What a beautiful harvest! Fresh or in jam, it's going to be scrumptious!

april lane July 19, 2013 - 4:52 pm

So delicious looking! I wonder how you keep the birds from feasting on them or do they not care for red fruit? I've never really gardened, but my mother does and she rarely gets to enjoy any of her tree fruit due to the feathered friends. 🙂

Colleen Taylor July 19, 2013 - 5:30 pm

Gorgeous, Delicious and all the too numerous to mention words in the dictionary to describe how wonderful & beautiful these raspberries are! You are so so lucky Sharon! xo

Made in Suisse July 20, 2013 - 9:44 am

I am very jealous about the "framboises"! It is my dream to have some in our garden but since everything we plant now have to live on our balcony (because of slugs and other garden pests) I have no space for the many raspberry plants which would be needed to get a decent yearly crop. I hope you make a delicious Tarte aux framboises with them 🙂

МаринаОсень July 20, 2013 - 10:06 am

all the berries are my favourities! and me and my kids – we love to eat them fresh and it's rarely when anything is left for jams 🙂 great photographs Sharon! have a lovely day!

Pamela Barber July 20, 2013 - 1:44 pm

Sharon, now all I want is berries,but I have missed the shops, how wonderful to be able to pick your own.great photos xx pamela

Karen (Back Road Journal) July 20, 2013 - 1:55 pm

It is hard to resist popping those red jewels into your mouth when they are picked fresh.

Marielle July 21, 2013 - 7:12 am

I once, infamously, made red currant "jam" with my garbage disposal. After a weekend of too many in-laws, over-burdened with unsolicited garden bounty, a long workweek ahead, with young children and a house and schedules to manage. Just couldn't dealwith red currants.


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