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Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Sometimes you just have to stop and Pick the Cherries!

It has been a long few weeks at work for me. We have been testing for 3 weeks now and we are all exhausted! Today was especially long! I just needed to relax. I needed to stop and pick the cheeries! The wee ones and I have been watching the cheeries since they first popped out, patiently (and not so patiently waiting for them to ripen). We have learned that you have to pick them at just the right time or the birds will eat them all! As we pulled in the driveway, the kids noticed that the cheeries were RED! They begged to pick them. Don't the cheeries look like they are begging to be picked?

They were very into the task at hand


This is one of my favorite pictures of the day. I remember on my trips to China that you would see young children and adults squatting for a variety of activites from working to having a conversation. It amazed me how they squatted for so long. I watched her as she picked the cherries in this position and was transported back to China.

Don't let the end result fool you. They ate at least twice as many as they picked! I don't want to work the rest of the week. I think I'll stay home and pick the cherries!

6 comments:

Faith, Hope, and Love said...

Oh...they DO look like they are calling to be picked! It is so interesting that you mention the "squat". My 14 year old still does it and it amazes me every time.

Enjoy the rest of your week!
Love and blessings,
Robin

Chelley said...

I have never eaten a fresh cherry but boy to the look GOOD!!

Sounds like busy is the order of the month!

the photos make it look so magical! perfect moments to store in the heart!


ps
I didnt know if anyone still was even reading my blog it was so sweet of you to pop by! thanks!

allie :^) said...

that is such a china girl (and boy) thing. quincie can squat like that forever and she's not as lithe as lily wen! those cherries look awesome. love the pics as always. can we get transported back to china together? ;) much love to you my muggle friend. :) send me an email sometime to catch me up on you! :)

Christine said...

How yummy and what a fun activity to do with your kids!

Holly said...

The cherries look so beautiful! I don't think I have ever seen cherries like this! How fun for the wee ones! Don't you just love how they can squat and seem totally oblivious to any discomfort! Wish I could say the same! Hope you all have a wonderful holiday weekend!

Kristin said...

How fun! Looks like they had a great time.....memories in the making. =)