Daily Gratitude Year 6- Day 158: Today, I am grateful for sweet cherries.
Mama Ina Mae likes sweet cherries. Her "Bing Cherry Salad" was a purple fluff dish that delighted at family potlucks. I don't recall ever seeing a recipe or learning to make it. This image says, "Welcome summer!" in the best way.
Soon we will join with family for a gathering in Traverse City, Michigan. Traverse City is to cherries, what Morton is to pumpkins.
The summer Traverse City Cherry Festival is always fun. Walking the shops on Front Street by the bay and savoring all the local food and fare. There are local wines, jellies, spice mixes, cherry specialties and so much more. There is a reason people head north all summer long.
I can't wait to see family and share in the delight that is Northern Michigan by the water.
"Cherry" is not found readily in scripture. I was then reminded of this verse:
"And God said, “Let the earth sprout vegetation, plants yielding seed, and fruit trees bearing fruit in which is their seed, each according to its kind, on the earth.” And it was so. The earth brought forth vegetation, plants yielding seed according to their own kinds, and trees bearing fruit in which is their seed, each according to its kind. And God saw that it was good." -Genesis 1:10-12
Creation of fruit trees was a great idea! They give us so much goodness. Grandpa Lindgren loved his cherry trees best of all in the family orchard. We spent many hours in the branches tasting and picking the precious fruit. The goodness of the earth is so easily taken for granted.
Today, I am grateful for sweet cherries.