Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Blueberries for Syd

Yesterday I was asked if I wanted to go Blueberry picking today. With Sydney. AND with two of my bestest friends, Brigitte & Paula. What could I do but say, "Yes, YES, YES!"
When I was in 1st grade, my teacher Mrs. Downs (oh, how I loved her!) read us Blueberries for Sal. Robert McCloskey won a Caldecott Medal for Children's Literature with this book and it certainly became one of my favorites. When my girls were small I made sure to read it to them and they too became fans. Well, it's come full circle because now Liz has read it to Sydney. When we were in Alaska they took a tour from Skagway with a stop on a hill with a wild blueberry patch which Sydney picked "just like Sal."

We picked up Sydney at Pre-School and drove to Wolfsen Farms. This is the end of Blueberry season so the berries weren't all that plentiful ....not like these bushes. But it was fun. And it was hot, too and we don't get hot weather much here in the land of the Redwoods.
Nice to feel the heat.

I googled Blueberries and found this great Blueberry Quilt. It was made by a bunch of great ladies who make a quilt every year for the Blueberry Festival in Machias, Maine. You might want to look at their quilts.
I like the idea of a Blueberry quilt. Mr. Scottie Dog likes blueberry pancakes. So does Sydney. Sydney took home her bag of berries (after grabbing several handfuls of MY hard picked berries!) to share with Mom and Dad. I suspect grandpa will be making blueberry pancakes for Sydney too!


Bonnie said...

I LOVE that book too. We used to go blueberry picking in Michigan when I was a girl. I always wanted to find a bear too, but alas it never happened.

Carol E. said...

Fun! And I absolutely love that gorgeous quilt.

Tanya said...

I've never heard of that book. I will check it out on Amazon. I hope you don't find on your blueberry bushes what we found on ours!