Can there be anything more soul uplifting than a July sky day of clear blue and white?
The berry path beckons…
Luscious red and purple berries hang amidst thorns and stickers
Further in the bigger, plumper berries dangle in clumps, tantalizing.
How far in will you go to fill your basket?
The briars stripe red across your hands.
The sun swelters long-sleeved arms. Eyes sting from sweat.
The thorns grow thornier; the poison ivy thrives,
and who knows what lurks in the stickery thicket just beyond your boot?
The cool of a wild grape arbor is welcome shade, and scratches are redeemed by buckets filled with berries.
The surprise of unexpected flowers and clouds add joy and sweetness to the burst of berries on a purple tongue.
And to cool the evening, berry dessert on the porch.
These perfect days refresh our souls…