Cherry picking day for me began quietly in the orchard at 9:00 AM
I sat in the cool, fresh, early morning air with my Bible open in my lap.
Psalms - such an amazing book.
This year wasn't a very good year for cherries. There were a lot on the trees, but all of the rain we got caused at least half of them to spoil and mold. But we still had fun..and I'm still very thankful for all of the rain!
One of our three Matthews...
Three of the guys in our circle of friends are named Matthew - Matthew C., Matthew A., and Matthew H., respectively.
They've all been given nicknames by our group to help distinguish one from the other in conversations.
Even so, there's always some confusion. I'm afraid if your name is Matthew, you can't be our friend - we just can't take any more! *grin*
Notice Bonnie looking at him adoringly?
She just loves him...unfortunately she usually expresses her love by slobbering on his guitar or banjo when he's practicing. He doesn't like that very much. I can't say I blame him. ;)
You might recognize these cuties from Kellie's blog - two of her sisters, Tilda and Clara.
And the third cutie in the picture is Michelle and Matthew's family's new lab puppy, Cassie...
She and Bonnie had a grand time together.
Bonnie kept 'stealing' Cassie's squeaky duck toy, but they finally resolved their differences and took a nap together...
After we were done picking cherries, we went to the pond and Cassie got in some retrieving practice.
Bonnie loves wading in the pond, but she doesn't swim. Boxers aren't exactly built for it.
Cassie is going to be one amazing hunting dog!
Happy Trails y'all!