Wednesday, October 9, 2013

I've missed you...

Its been WAY too long since my last post...there was a couple reasons...first off...my lap top had a few issues and I was too lazy to take it over to get it looked at...I could do my day to day things...but I couldn't type on my posts...weird...it was just the settings...oh well! I also was sort of in a funk...it seems like things just haven't gone the way I would like these past couple months...I so I have retreated and tried to search within myself to see what I am doing that I could change...and ask God for guidance...He told me to get back out there...stop feeling sorry for myself...and join the world again...so HERE I AM!!!
This is one of my favorites places near where I live...Oak Glen...its about a 20 minutes ride from my house...north east...at the base of the mountains...closer to Big Bear than I am...these are raspberry fields...
I love raspberries! This is a You Pick area...but there weren't a lot ripe...so I passed...I met my cousins, Aunt, sister, niece and great niece and nephew up here...fun time!
We spread some big quilts under the trees...had a picnic and enjoyed time together...it was nice. We don't see each other enough...so I enjoyed the time with them...
This tree is one of the oldest Chestnut trees up here...over 140 years old! The base was at least 12 feet around...it was so beautiful....
Here's the chestnuts growing...aren't they funny! When they dry out...they're ready...but you need to watch out or you can poke yourself!
Apples going to make cider...they have delicious ciders up here...I loved the apple-raspberry cider! There were 16 types of apples ready to pick or just buy this day...I am waiting until the end of the month for my favorite...Arkansas Blacks...or so crisp and sweet...just a perfect eating apple! Also...soon the Pink Lady will be ready as well...another couple weeks...I settled for Honey Crisp....
This reminded me of a Hobbit House...just needed a round door!
On my way down the hill I stopped at a produce shop I always have to go to...they have wonderful fruits and veggies...I stocked up...delicious dried fruits and even some great candies...since my garden has pretty much ended...except for all the peppers...I have tons...I got nice fresh sweet potatoes, squash, cabbage and other delightful veggies...I had a huge bag...for $9! Yes...I didn't mention they are really reasonable too...I just wish it wasn't so far...or I'd be there every other day!!
I anxious to get to reading about all you have been doing in my absence...I hope you will all come back and see me soon...I will not be gone so long again...
Until next time...enjoy your day!!!!

4 comments:

Our Neck of the Woods said...

I'm glad you're back! I know it can be hard to break out of a funk, so I hope returning to blogging will help :) So happy to see you back here!

Raggedy Creations said...

Glad your back. There is so much to put us in a funk about but God has given us so many blessings to. Just look at all the blessings you posted pictures of. Those raspberries look yummy.

Felicia

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

That huge old tree looks like a wonderful place to sit under and have a picnic with your family.
The raspberries are so pretty and the chestnuts are interesting. I've never seen them growing.
Glad to see you back and look forward to seeing you again soon.

Traci said...

I think we all go through times like that. Glad you're back! The pics are so pretty!