Saturday, May 30, 2009

IT'S CHERRY TIME!

It's cherry time! That's right. Those wonderful little red balls bursting with flavor are back.


I just love when the summer time fruit starts to come out. It's hard for me to say which I love more...peaches, plumbs, apricots, watermelon or cherries.

But, when I had my first cherry of this season, I knew cherries were on my top five favorite list.




I don't know if all cherries are great yet but, these ones we got the other day sure are. You couldn't ask for a better cherry.

I even put them in a special dish that I don't use to often. You see, the dish they are in are antique cut crystal. I have five of them.

Not only are they special because they are antique but, because they are the only thing I have of my Dad's.

My Dad died when I was only 12 years old. I still think of him and miss him every day. I love my Dad more then words can ever say. I was his little girl.

As I hold these dishes in my hands I can almost feel him there with me. Yet, I'm scared one my break, so, I don't use them very often.

I don't even know if my Dad liked cherries. If I had to put money down I would bet he did. After all, who doesn't like cherries?

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15 comments:

Glenda said...

Oh Yum. I got some too at Whole Foods a week ago, and they were so goooooood...




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Allidink said...

Aw, I am a daddies girl too. Yay cherries! We just had some they were delicious :) Love love this season!

All the best,
Allison

TattingChic said...

Those cherries look delicious! I love them frozen...they're like mini popsicles that way, LOL!

I enjoyed seeing your "California Adventure" photos! I got to go before they opened to the public for real as a "guinea pig", LOL! I got to go for free! It was fun. They were ironing out a lot kinks that day, though, LOL!

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Looks great...love your blog. Just blog hopping tonight and enjoyed reading your blog...I am posting on our Disney trip so hope you will stop by. Also, the June giveaway starts today...all comments left in June will be in the drawing for the "June Card Box"! You will have to go down a few posts to read about the monthly giveaway.

Carolyn (Harbor Hon) said...

What a nice post to remember your Dad. Yes, the cherries are out here and they are so sweet. I've picked up two bags in the last week and can't stop eating them. I've even had some cut up on frozen yogurt. I just love them. xxoo

Lindsay-ann said...

Hi Joanne
Your cherries look delicious. How lovely you still have your Dad's dishes to enjoy and treasure.
Lindsay

Sue@CountryPleasures said...

I love cherries too and they are so good for you! Enjoy!

Herbgirl said...

Your pics make my mouth water! I so love cherries and remember climbing my great-grandmothers cherry tree every year and filling buckets full! thanks
Herbal Blessings! Mandy

Sares said...

The dishes are beautiful. What a great way to remember your Dad. Did he like cherries too? The fruit that always brings me into summer and all it represents is strawberries, followed by watermelon. I love a good fruit salad in the summer!

LaVon Baker said...

Jo, cherries are my absolute all-time favorite fruit. I could eat them fresh all day long. Your pictures are frame-worthy!!! Love them.

Lynns Lovelies said...

Those bright little cherries look so delish! I just love fresh fruit and cherries are just one of the best!
Hugs,
Lynn♥

Donna said...

Oh, what pretty photos you took of those cherries!! Love them on the crocheted tablecloth! Yummy!... Donna @ An Enchanted Cottage

Donna said...

Geez, Joanne, I hit Post before I finished my comment... I love that you're using the an old crystal bowl that was your dads. How very special... And I'm betting he loved cherries, too!... Donna @ An Enchanted Cottage

Cindy@Cutepinkstuff said...

Love you cherry photos! They're my fav of all fruits! A nice big bowl of them would be great pool side this summer. Thanks for stopping by!

Donna @ Party Wishes said...

Cherry picking opens in Leona Valley this weekend. I took my 2 youngest last year and they LOVED it!

We might go next Sunday!