Thursday, July 7, 2011

Blackberry Picking

Greetings! Yesterday we were blessed to have our good friends over for a blackberry-picking fest. We started with supper and then went out in the evening.

Daddy and our good friend Mr. T sitting before a scrumptious and energizing meal of tater tot casserole, salad and garlic sticks is served.

Bless the LORD, O my soul. O LORD my God, thou art very great; thou art clothed with honour and majesty. Who coverest thyself with light as with a garment: who stretchest out the heavens like a curtain:
Who layeth the beams of his chambers in the waters: who maketh the clouds his chariot: who walketh upon the wings of the wind:

Off we go!

A young lady having fun.

Who maketh his angels spirits; his ministers a flaming fire: Who laid the foundations of the earth, that it should not be removed for ever.Thou coveredst it with the deep as with a garment: the waters stood above the mountains.

At thy rebuke they fled; at the voice of thy thunder they hasted away. They go up by the mountains; they go down by the valleys unto the place which thou hast founded for them. Thou hast set a bound that they may not pass over; that they turn not again to cover the earth.

Our young friend avoiding the thorns.

He sendeth the springs into the valleys, which run among the hills. They give drink to every beast of the field: the wild asses quench their thirst. By them shall the fowls of the heaven have their habitation, which sing among the branches.

Mr. T creating a path.

He watereth the hills from his chambers: the earth is satisfied with the fruit of thy works. He causeth the grass to grow for the cattle, and herb for the service of man: that he may bring forth food out of the earth; And wine that maketh glad the heart of man, and oil to make his face to shine, and bread which strengtheneth man's heart.

My sister's beautiful smile next to beautiful berries!

The trees of the LORD are full of sap; the cedars of Lebanon, which he hath planted; Where the birds make their nests: as for the stork, the fir trees are her house. The high hills are a refuge for the wild goats; and the rocks for the conies. He appointed the moon for seasons: the sun knoweth his going down. Thou makest darkness, and it is night: wherein all the beasts of the forest do creep forth.

My good daddy picking.

The young lions roar after their prey, and seek their meat from God. The sun ariseth, they gather themselves together, and lay them down in their dens. Man goeth forth unto his work and to his labour until the evening. O LORD, how manifold are thy works! in wisdom hast thou made them all: the earth is full of thy riches.
So is this great and wide sea, wherein are things creeping innumerable, both small and great beasts. There go the ships: there is that leviathan, whom thou hast made to play therein. These wait all upon thee; that thou mayest give them their meat in due season.
Mrs. T, Mommy and Allie helping one another.

Our reward!

That thou givest them they gather: thou openest thine hand, they are filled with good. Thou hidest thy face, they are troubled: thou takest away their breath, they die, and return to their dust. Thou sendest forth thy spirit, they are created: and thou renewest the face of the earth.

Mmm. . .Mrs. T brought a delicious homemade pound cake. What a perfect combination for vanilla icecream and blackberries. :9


That thou givest them they gather: thou openest thine hand, they are filled with good. Thou hidest thy face, they are troubled: thou takest away their breath, they die, and return to their dust. Thou sendest forth thy spirit, they are created: and thou renewest the face of the earth. 
Psalm 104
Thank you all for reading! It is such a blessing to be in God's world--He alone is responsible for such beauty and life. 

Your sister in Christ,


  1. Blackberries... perfect for making jam, topping icecream, and even eating plain. Just a little glimpse of the glory of our Creator!

    In Christ,

  2. Hi Frannie! We were just saying it was time to pick blackberries. Thanks for your beautiful site. I like your photos and selected prints. -Beth

  3. I'm having a bit of trouble leaving comments on your site, sweet Frannie, so I'm posting anonymously. :)

    How delightful to see such a sweet outing with friends and family!! You are such a godly young lady, and your blog is a great blessing to me. You aspire to serve your family very selflessly and it is such an encouragement to read!

    Miss Linda
    Threads of Loveliness blog

  4. I too cant post comments unless there is a pop up comment page. But your blackberries look delicious, you are a bit ahead of us.
    Elizabethd, French village Life.

  5. ~*~ Shannon, you are one of the dearest ladies I know. I truly appreciate your comments and constant sweetness. Thank you!

    -*- Beth!! I am so thankful your dropped by and left a comment. I hope to see you soon--either picking berries or plucking chickens! :)

    ~*~ Dear Miss Linda, thank you for your comment. I am not as selfless as you say-your should ask my family! But I know Christ is working in me. I hope your hiatus is going well and I look forward to seeing you later. God bless you!

    -*- Mrs. Elizabeth, thank you for dropping bye. I hope all is well. Perhaps your blackberries are in season now? May the Lord bless your day!

    I will be looking into my comment troubles--I hope all will be well soon!!

    Your sister in Christ, Frannie


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Love, blessings and a steaming cup of coffee,

Frannie Anne

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