Sunday, July 14, 2013

Of Cousins and Blueberries



Cousins Little Misses A and S have spent some time together lately. While you couldn't say that they play together, they do interact and have fun. Family times in the park with Auntie Ashley, trying on Grandpa's hat, and eating pizza provide this Nana with great photo ops. Miss A loves to ride Miss S's car while the owner, not yet able to walk on her own, hangs on for dear life as they careen around the house. Cousins can be such fun! I know, for I have 56 of the first cousin sort!


Blueberries are ripening in our garden. The bushes are loaded this year, more than I've ever seen. Yesterday I picked 5 pounds and there's lots more to come. 

These summer days are so filled with joy. Not all is rosy, but I am thankful for the positives and trust God for the things that aren't so easy just now. How is your summer so far? I hope there are good things to focus on in your days.

Linking to Mosaic Monday, hosted by Mary of the Little Red House.

21 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Cute little cousins! They are adorable. I also have a great crop of blueberries but, I think the birds a getting most of the ripe berries. Wonderful mosaic, have a happy week ahead!

Vee said...

56? That's a lot of kissing cousins! I think that your description of the grands is a hoot! I'd call it play. ☺

So I'm hoping for some good blueberry recipes over here. It's nearly blueberry season here as well and they are my very favorites. I might actually make myself a pie this year. Why do we deny ourselves? I have never made myself a blueberry pie. Not even once.

Mary Howell Cromer said...

The children are adorable and the fruits look so good...I just finished some fresh blueberries in a fruit smoothie yesterday~

Lavender Cottage said...

Oh yes, a cousin is always more fun than your own sibling. Our blueberries should be ready soon too, love to eat them and freeze lots for the winter.
Judith

A Garden of Threads said...

Wow blueberries from your own garden. Yummy!! Your granddaughters are so cute. Blessing!

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

56 cousins? Wow! Looks like everyone is enjoying lovely summer days. Blueberries! Can only get them frozen here but I buy them and use them often. Best wishes for a great week. Tammy

Pondside said...

Lorrie you beat my in the Cousin Race - I only have 54!
Lovely shots of the sweet little Misses!

Diana Taylor said...

What lovely photos - I love blueberries and that closeup shot is fantastic, such a lovely shade of purply blue.

Maggie said...

Lovely family photo's for you all to cherish. I'm very impressed by your blueberry harvest I'll be lucky to get enough for one batch of muffins.
Happy MM.

Clara / Rosewalk Cottage said...

Great shot of the blueberries and I love the way you did the mosaic. You gave me ideas. Enjoy your week.
~Clara

Marilyn said...

I just love this time of year with the berries ready to pick. Blueberries, oh yum! Your little ones are so cute.

materfamilias said...

We get to have both our granddaughters here (with their moms) week after next, and we can't wait to watch the cousins interacting. I've got a huge number of cousins as well (~50 on EACH side, my parents each having 9 siblings!), but I really never spent much time with them, sadly, as we lived too far apart. Big reunion coming up this summer though, and I'm looking forward to getting to know a few better.

Pamela Gordon said...

You have 56 cousins?? Wow! That's a lot. I have one on my father's side and about 7 on my mother's and that's it! First cousins that is. The little ones in your photos look so cute and it's wonderful that they get to visit and grow up together. The blueberries look so pretty and I bet they're tasty too. Enjoy these summer days. Hugs, Pam

My Little Home and Garden said...

It looks like you're having plenty of family fun, Lorrie. The blueberries look so tasty!

Linda said...

I can't believe you have your own blueberry bushes!!! That is awesome! You have 56 first cousins? Oh my gosh!!! That is incredible!!! Happy summer!

Kara said...

I loved playing with my cousins when we were young. We had the best times together! We still get together when time permits. And, of course, who doesn't love blueberries.

acreativeharbor.com said...

Oh so adorable mosaic photography ~ Beautiful ~ Happy Week to you ^_^

Jill said...

Those little gals are sweet!! I'm glad the good is carrying you through the rough. There is a bit of that here too.

aimee said...

Very nice photo collage of the kids--SO cute! Some of our blueberries have ripened and we've been eating them for awhile now...although they never make it inside the house because they are so yummy!
My hubby is from a large family-I am sometimes jealous of him because of it, but then I remember they are all my family now too:)
Blessings,
Aimee

Donna said...

I'm glad that you are having a lovely summer! Ours have been on a weird side, to say the least, LOL.

Barbara said...

How lovely and what a Blessing.