i spent a couple of hours yesterday with my head in the trees. one tree in particular. tucked behind
the building i work in is a serviceberry tree. for the last few years i've always wanted to grab some
of those berries while they are available for a few short weeks. and each year i miss the season completely.
not this year.


serviceberries are similar in taste to blueberries. they are delicious. not surprisingly, most of my time
picking was spent with a companion of sorts: a hungry robin. the robin clearly had much more practice than i
in harvesting the berries. she jumped from branch to branch wasting little time filling her belly. but i can carry 
many more berries than she can. and i have plans for the few quarts i slowly collected.