My kids are quickly realizing that this season in the season of Mommy gasping in delight and grabbing her camera every few minutes. This season is so lush with color that I can barely stand it. All the black and white months we get in the winter are the perfect foil for this season as it makes this already overload of color during the summer months seem even more vibrant. Every other day I’m picking a crazy amount of strawberries–filling half our kitchen table in each picking. These ripe berries are just amazing. When I’m out in the strawberry patch, every time I move some leaves out of the way in search of berries, I’m nearly knocked over by all the red everywhere. They are delicious, but truly eye candy as well!
Actually, I was driving home late in the afternoon last week, and was just soaking in the view of the light hitting the wet leaves that are just what I call “corduroy length” in the fields. I cannot get the image of acres and acres of corduroy fabric out of my head this kind of year.
Anyway, I started saying, “Kids! Isn’t that gorgeous! Look at how the light is hitting that field! Isn’t that gorgeous? WE GET TO LIVE HERE! This is just amazing!”
Then I drove the 1/2 mile home from there, grabbed my camera, and hauled all my kids back to the spot in the car to take the pictures. I’m sure there was a collective eye roll inside the van, as they whispered, “There goes Mom again. It’s your turn to break her lens next.”