Friday, July 1, 2016

Blackberry Faery -Paint Party Friday

About seven years ago, a good friend of mine gave me three starts of some thornless blackberry bushes! The fruit is delicious, and without the inevitable scratches and prickles, it is a pleasure to harvest them.  This year they are just dripping with fruit.

The day I took the photo from which this pen and ink evolved, was sunny and hot. I can still hear the bees lazily buzzing in the lavender bush, the fragrance of the berries, and AH, the rich taste of the ripe fruit.

I shared a bite with the Berry Faery, you know. She thought they were tasty, too.

I don't have the original photo, due to a sad loss of data back then.

This will be a bitter sweet weekend--another holiday--July Fourth, without my Beloved.  It is hard to believe he has been gone 18 months already.  Yet, God is good and there is joy to be found.

Have a lovely weekend, dear Friends, Happy Paint Party Friday, and to those of you who are here in the United States, Happy Fourth of July!


Anonymous said...

I love this, I have thornless blackberries too, and they are loaded. thinking of you and this holiday. As you miss you beloved one.

Hugs, Wendy

Miss Marple said...

Sending you hugs and I love your berry-fairy! Happy PPF - Irma

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

great line work :)

Teresa Arsenault said...

What a delightful sketch. God bless you! Your darling watches over you as he awaits your reunion in heaven above. hugs, Teresa

Linda Kunsman said...

Such a beautiful drawing. My heart is with you Beth. XO

Giggles said...

Beautiful piece Beth...may you find strength this weekend as you Celebrate what so many around the world don't have! I hope you find joy in the simple moments! Try to laugh lots this weekend my friend!

Big Hugs Giggles

Faye said...

Lovely drawing, Beth. The thornless blackberries sound amazing and so yummy. I grew up with scratches from blackberry bushes, but it was worth it when I ate Mama's cobbler. Holidays are most difficult. After 32 months without my dh I still have days of heartbreaking sorrow. I regret the things he was not nor will ever be able to do. I have to rely on that scripture where God says: I know the plans I have for you, plans for good and not evil to give you a hope and a future. (I may have quoted it wrong, but I think I got the essence of the verse.) And I thank Him every day that my dh was able to plan well so I would be taken care of. Saying a prayer for heart peace for you today.

Tammie Lee said...

this is entirely charming Beth!
i have never heard of thorn-less blackberries.
so glad you take joy in the beauties of our world even with a tender heart.
sending light.