Monday, July 14, 2008
the lone cherry
This past week we all were outside in the back yard one evening. I had been laying out mulch around some young fruit trees I bought and planted in the winter. Dean came home and I was showing him what I had done. He happened to notice a single cherry on this particular tree. It was somewhat hidden among the flowers. The tree is about 3 feet tall. The cherry was a beautiful dark red. He picked it, and he and I sampled it. It was the sweetest cherry I have ever tasted! I made a point of buying fruit trees that give sweet fruit, as I can't stand tart fruit. So, we enjoyed our harvest. The boys were, of course, clamoring for a bite, but after Dean had a nibble, then I tried to nibble, it started to fall apart so I slurped it up before it fell on the ground - leaving none for the boys. Oh, well for them!