PLUMP, RIPE AND SHIRT-STAINING

 

I am now a punnet pundit.  This palette of fresh berries brought summer into my life. I stare at the berry delights and have warm dreams of kind tender hands spending fruitful hours in romantic fields picking delicious strawberries, blueberries, and blackberries.

Usually berries become jams, pies, tarts, mousses, flummeries, scones and pastry-topped desserts including muffins and bagels. Today they are fresh and I decide to eat them with my fingers and not only appreciate the aroma and taste but to indulge myself in observing nature’s expression of colour, art and beauty.

The scarlet hue of strawberries, the crimson of the raspberries, the dusty blue and purple blueberries and blackberries, the golden-yellow of the pineapple, the soft green of the melon dew, the translucent grapes and the strong purplish red of the cherries need little encouragement to be transformed into a magical plate.

I am nourished both in mind and body by this fine offering of colourful fresh fruit.

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