Tinker Verve

creating with spirit & enthusiasm…often with great results

Phenomena: an observable fact or event

the viewThere’s a phenomena in this area when the huckleberries begin to ripen.  People sneak around and speak in hushed secretive tones.

My sis-in-law invited me to join their group last night to pick huckleberries.  It’s a rare opportunity to be invited to the secret place where an abundance of berries might be found..and I didn’t even have to be blind-folded.

picking, picking, picking...

We did find that nice spot where we could pick for a couple of hours w/o moving around much.


huckleberriesMy first berries looked like this…

huckleberries…then Marc found this…with one finger to his mouth {in ‘shhhhh’ fashion} and the other finger quietly telling me to join him…

huckleberries…we picked until dark.

MarcMarcus is a competitive aggressive picker.

Marc's berriesHe, by far, out-picked everyone in the group with his gallon of berries in 2 hours.  I came away with ½ that.

kates and abbs…and his girls came away with less {in their buckets but plenty in their bellies}.

the viewWe picked in the area of Chewelah Peak, home to our beautiful ski resort 49° North.

{if I told you more, I might just have to kill you}


July 29, 2009 - Posted by | family, my neck of the woods!


  1. Cute pics Elaine! I especially liked the 2nd pic where you can just barely see Josiah’s head peeking over the brush. All the kids had a great time.
    Just go no further in your directions to our spot! 😉

    Comment by Nichole B. | July 29, 2009 | Reply

  2. Elaine, Those look wonderful!! We just did Huck pie and iceceam-love this time of year!!

    Comment by rolane hopper | July 29, 2009 | Reply

  3. You guys are so strange over there…
    Cant wait to live on that side. 😉

    Comment by Wendy Girl | July 30, 2009 | Reply

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