We thoroughly enjoyed our Michigan vacation! Lazy mornings and hot afternoons spent on the beach of beautiful lake Michigan.
I went for a walk and picked all of these lovely flowers along the side of the road. Aren’t they beautiful? I remember picking wild flower bouquets for my Grandma Henderson. She graciously accepted my gift even though she had major pollen allergies. She was so cute!
I think it’s interesting that we (myself included) plant all non indigenous plants and try like crazy to keep them alive during extreme mid-western weather conditions. Plants native to our area do not suffer nearly as much as the nonindigenous ones. Even though most would consider what I picked weeds, they flourish in drought conditions and are so pretty and sweet. Other plants that thrive in the heat are blueberry bushes.
Summer vacation would not be complete without a morning spent blueberry picking. We ended up with about 20 pounds. I went through them tonight and put them in the freezer. I plan on using them to make blueberry pie, blueberry jam and tomorrow morning, blueberry streusel muffins. Additionally, I think I’ll treat my clients to a green salad with blueberry balsamic vinaigrette, yowza! This dressing is fantastic with toasted walnuts and blue cheese. Do try!
I will be going to sleep tonight with blueberries dancing in my head! Have a lovely night~