My buddy, Holly, left town for several months
and willed me custody of her sour cherry trees.
I drove out to her place a few days earlier
and found the trees covered in ripening cherries.
Drove back out this week -
about 80% were gone!
But enough were left -
I grabbed a container and began picking,
The robins and mockingbirds were irate!
They scolded and bounced from branch to branch,
doing their very best to scare me away.
BUT, I was undeterred.
The winged folks had already had more than their share
and would still have all those cherries
hanging tantalizingly out of my reach...
But I managed to gather a nice little harvest.
Not really enough for pie,
or bothering to dry -
certainly not enough for jam....
or any of the other things adults do with a harvest....
So I ate them all.
On the spot!
Just like a happy kid.