Life is a Bowl of Cherries

14 Jun

This week’s Scavenger Hunt Sunday is brought to you by the cherry tree.  The topics:  then and now, indulge, happiness, summer, and pop of color.

Summer: I picked cherries this morning.  Nothing says summer is here like a big bucket of cherries waiting to be cleaned.

Cherry Tree

Then and Now:  We had tons of cherry blossoms earlier in the spring, and now I have lots of cherries on my tree.

cherry collage

Happiness:  Sometimes we have to look at what we have and make our own happiness.

bowl of cherries_1728ew

Indulge: Maybe I’ll indulge in making more wine with the cherries if we also have a good apple crop.

fruit wine

Pop of Color: Of course, that bright red stands out and makes a bold statement.



What do you think?  What should I do with this batch of cherries?

I’m also sharing with Macro Monday, I Heart Macro, and Ruby Tuesday Too.



40 Responses to “Life is a Bowl of Cherries”

  1. Tamar June 14, 2015 at 3:14 pm #

    These are gorgeous!

  2. TexWisGirl June 14, 2015 at 4:38 pm #

    your cherries look great! i had to buy mine at the store yesterday. 🙂

    • Teresa June 14, 2015 at 4:39 pm #

      These are lovely sour cherries for making a pie or jam. You can’t seem to find them at the store, so I’m glad my tree gave me a bunch.

  3. Jan June 14, 2015 at 6:13 pm #

    Nice tree loaded with cherries! They are a very beautiful tree when they bloom too. Let us know what all you make. 🙂

    • Teresa June 14, 2015 at 9:48 pm #

      I kind of got tired, so I froze them. I can make wine or a pie out of them some other time.

  4. Buckeroomama June 14, 2015 at 6:27 pm #

    We took the kids cherry-picking once and they still talk about it. How lucky that yo have your own cherry tree. 🙂

  5. Jeanne June 14, 2015 at 7:51 pm #

    My first thought was to make cherry lemonade!! Doesn’t that sound refreshing? Oh I miss the lovely pie cherries my father-in-law had in his orchard! They were the best! And free, too!!

    • Teresa June 14, 2015 at 9:49 pm #

      That does sound lovely. These are pie cherries. That sound delicious too.

  6. Gemma Wiseman June 14, 2015 at 10:49 pm #

    If only you could share those gorgeous cherries. I so love them. Usually they are around at Christmas time in my Australian world. And ours are usually a deepest purple.

    • Teresa June 15, 2015 at 8:53 am #

      Those are probably a sweet cherry. These are a tart cherry for pies and jams. They’re not very good to eat plain.

  7. Abrianna June 14, 2015 at 10:58 pm #

    My favorites are the then and now shots. That wine does look good. So sorry to hear Coffee died…boo.

    • Teresa June 15, 2015 at 8:53 am #

      Thanks. It really is a part of farm life, but it’s the part I hate. Those are my two favorite wines.

  8. Mascha June 15, 2015 at 12:04 am #

    What a lovely post and a wise quote.
    Have a nice new week

    • Teresa June 15, 2015 at 8:54 am #

      Thanks. I was rather philosophical this week. 🙂

  9. Leovi June 15, 2015 at 1:10 am #

    Yes, pretty pictures, I love these delicious cherries !! Happy week!

  10. Margaret June 15, 2015 at 1:30 am #

    Bot these cherries look so delicious our cherries over here are darker and very expensive to buy. Your photographs are stunning

    • Teresa June 15, 2015 at 8:56 am #

      These are not a sweet cherry for eating plain. They are very sour, but they make wonderful pies and jams. I don’t think you can even buy these at the store.

  11. Outside The Click June 15, 2015 at 6:12 am #

    Wonderful pictures. I love the lone red cherry one.

    • Teresa June 15, 2015 at 8:57 am #

      Thanks. Red always seems to work for those color splash photos.

  12. Molly June 15, 2015 at 8:09 am #

    I love cherries but they astonishingly expensive here in the UK


    • Teresa June 15, 2015 at 8:58 am #

      Those dark eating cherries are expensive here too. If I were smart, I’d plant some of those trees too.

  13. Laura Hegfield June 15, 2015 at 9:55 am #

    Beautiful photos Teresa! Good old fashioned cherry pie gets my vote! And popovers and jam, have fun in the kitchen 🙂 Thanks so much for sharing the love up-close with I Heart Macro ♥

    • Teresa June 15, 2015 at 10:31 am #

      Thank you, Laura. I got tired and froze them, so they’ll most likely end up as pie or wine.

  14. Claudia Willison| ImagesByCW June 15, 2015 at 5:52 pm #

    Oh, I wished I had fresh cherries like these. Yum! I’d eat them 🙂

    • Teresa June 15, 2015 at 9:22 pm #

      They are very sour cherries for baking. I wouldn’t want to just eat them.

  15. Freda Mans June 15, 2015 at 8:04 pm #

    MMM cherries…. MMMM MMMM wine. 😀

    • Teresa June 15, 2015 at 9:24 pm #

      The wine does actually sound like a good idea tonight. LOL

  16. Driller's Place June 15, 2015 at 8:43 pm #

    Ahh, a bowl of ruby red cherries. I’m thinking cherry pie ala mode, but that’s just me.

    • Teresa June 15, 2015 at 9:24 pm #

      Cherry pie does sound pretty good!

  17. Täysin arkista June 16, 2015 at 1:43 am #

    Delicious photos. It’s nice, that you got a good cherry crop.

  18. Nukke June 16, 2015 at 9:42 am #

    We have 1 Cherry tree and we haven’t got any cherries durings these 4 – 5 years we have had that tree. Can you say why ?? What can be the reason why cherry tree don’t produce cherries ??? I JUST LOVE YOUR PHOTOS !! Delicious !

    • Teresa June 16, 2015 at 10:04 am #

      Well, sometimes they have to mature that can take several years. Some fruit trees need to have more than one in order to produce fruit. Not sure which it might be for you.

  19. EG CameraGirl June 16, 2015 at 2:59 pm #

    How great that you have cherries right on your own farm!

  20. JOY June 21, 2015 at 6:01 am #

    Beautiful shots and great advice!

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