…my camera brought to me,
Seven juneberry slices.
But only after a couple hours of picking a lot more than seven juneberries* and a couple hours spent in the kitchen.
And only after a lot of purple-stained fingers, and gingerly skirting patches of poisin ivy, and stirring of bubbly pots on the stove.
You know, there’s nothing like first having to pick all those little berries painstakingly with your own two hands to elevate an otherwise delicious pie to pretty much perfect.
Wondering where that 8th slice disappeared to? That went to my true love. And the rest? Let’s just say there are not seven pieces left anymore.“Tell the righteous it will be well for them, for they will enjoy the fruit of their labor.” (Isaiah 3:10)
*Fun fact: did you know that “juneberries” also go by “serviceberry”, “saskatoon”, “shadbush”, “chuckley pear”, “wild plum” and “pigeon berry”?!