I was fortunate enough to have a 3 day weekend in celebration of Labor Day. We headed out of town on Friday and returned on Sunday evening so I could get some things done around the house. We spent our weekend with some friends at my Grandy's property at Lake Cushman in the Olympic Peninsula - just about an hour and a half away. It was surprisingly quiet out there, and the weather was even better than we expected; a pleasant surprise. The highlight for me, other than being with good friends, was picking red huckleberries along the dried up creek bed behind the cabin, leading to the lake. I set out early on Sunday morning. With a chill still in the air, and walking in the shade, my friend and I scouted out the scarce huckleberries glistening like tiny rubies in the sunlight peeking through.
We found them wherever we saw old tree stumps. We only managed to gather about a pint of the tiny berries, but it should be fine to combine with some other berries to make a jam - more on that later this week.
A wildflower I found along the creek bed. I later learned this is known as jewelweed - a type of impatiens.
I hope you all had a great weekend. I'm sorry for the brief post. I have a lot of projects in the works that I'm really looking to sharing with you, but for now, I have little to show for it. I suppose this wee little note will have to do for now.