A bowl of cherries in June is a deliciously marvelous thing. But this year there will be no bowls of cherries. Sweet cherries, especially, but that Pie ones also, do not like overly wet conditions.
I checked on the cherry crop to find that most of them molded on the tree. That happened in a previous wet year. There are some years when the cherry crop is marvelous…. all dependent on that combination of the right factors. No late freezes and enough , but not too much moisture and sun. Now there’s a factor that we’ve been short of this year.
Except for today; today we had a glorious June Day with just the right amount of warmth, sun, breeze, all set in the enameled blue sky and couched in the emerald green of ( extremely) verdant surroundings.
I took a walk with my family as a Father’s Day Outing -by the husbands request. I am always up for a walk in the park. It was a bit muddy in spots, but the day was absolutely gorgeous. Sigh.
I promised myself to give the garden attention tomorrow. I could really work in the garden to the neglect of everything else if I had no conscience and only did what pleased me. I know one of the things I like is the responsiveness of the garden to the input of effort. That and the creative factor.
…. now the sweat and the achy body…. those I could do without.
Northern Gardening Women sweat, we’ve got grit 😉