It’s rained for about seven straight days here. Not just sprinkles, but hard, driving rain. Even the long-time locals are complaining, saying this is the wettest, coldest summer they can remember. Yesterday, I couldn’t even see across the lake to the mountain. Today, it’s a silent, barely visible ghost. The waves and whitecaps on the lake make it look like an ocean.

A few days ago, when the rain had slowed for a few hours to a fine mist, I grabbed my friend Pam (who’s also new in town) to go berry picking. I figured it was our last chance to get salmon berries. I really want to make jam, and all previous attempts at berry picking have just ended as berry eating expeditions. This time was more fruitful. We went to a road I had seen on my way to the little fabric store outside of town. The road came with its own dog to keep away bears which was convenient. We each ended up with almost four quarts. Combined with the few cups I’ve frozen over the last few weeks, I think I’m ready to go.

Rain keeps coming…

16 thoughts on “Rain keeps coming…

  • September 9, 2008 at 9:35 pm
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    awesome photos!!! I heart that camera:D

  • September 9, 2008 at 2:35 pm
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    awesome photos!!! I heart that camera:D

  • September 9, 2008 at 9:50 pm
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    Such gorgeous berries! A lovely antidote to the weather at least!

  • September 9, 2008 at 2:50 pm
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    Such gorgeous berries! A lovely antidote to the weather at least!

  • September 9, 2008 at 11:27 pm
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    Ugh-all that rain. Is your email addy the same?

  • September 9, 2008 at 4:27 pm
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    Ugh-all that rain. Is your email addy the same?

  • September 10, 2008 at 12:12 am
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    Love seeing your pictures – even in the rain it looks beautiful. Yum on the salmon berries…wish we could get those in So. Calif. live in the desert so “fat chance” on that one. I want to move to Alaska!!!

  • September 9, 2008 at 5:12 pm
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    Love seeing your pictures – even in the rain it looks beautiful. Yum on the salmon berries…wish we could get those in So. Calif. live in the desert so “fat chance” on that one. I want to move to Alaska!!!

  • September 10, 2008 at 1:31 pm
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    Yum! I can see why you had a hard time collecting enough fo jam!

  • September 10, 2008 at 1:39 pm
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    wow, that color is amazing!

  • September 10, 2008 at 1:39 pm
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    wow, what amazing color!

  • September 10, 2008 at 4:54 pm
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    Whew! I love the color!! I have been picking green grapes and am looking forward to grape jelly! Aunt Carole

  • September 23, 2008 at 6:14 pm
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    I love the colors of the salmon berries. I hope your jam turns out. And you could send some rain to us back in Maryland.

  • September 23, 2008 at 11:14 am
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    I love the colors of the salmon berries. I hope your jam turns out. And you could send some rain to us back in Maryland.

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