“The Lord giveth, and the Lord taketh away.” ~ Job 1:21 (KJV)
Blueberries are high in anti-oxidants and contain a variety of micro-nutrients. The flower of the blueberry represents prayer and security. Blueberries are also beneficial for… Dang it! …I got blueberries!!
Man! I was hoping for some rice. I suppose I can put some blueberries, cranberries and grapes in a bowl for a delicious fruit salad. Did I mention I was hoping for rice? I do like blueberries, but they are definitely not a game changer. It’s not like I’m gonna rush down to the grocery store this morning so I can have blueberries. I’m not even sure I’ll know what to blog about concerning my blueberry day today.
THE DAY TRIPPERS
Sonja and I decided to take a trip to the Boyce Thompson Arboretum near Superior, Arizona yesterday. I had expected it to be a glorified nursery, but I was almost overwhelmed with the beauty and majesty of the experience. The Grand Canyon is the iconic symbol for the… well, Grand Canyon State, but in almost 20 years as an Arizona resident, I have never been to one location that represented everything about Arizona as well as Boyce Thompson Arboretum. Find out more about the arboretum at http://arboretum.ag.arizona.edu. One of my favorite experiences was visiting their herb garden and doing a little spice pinching. Oregano, Thyme, Rosemary, Savory and Peppermint. Amazing scents walking through that garden. Ironically, I chose vanilla bean as our spice yesterday so I could run to the store and pick up some almond milk with vanilla. What a God send!
On our way to the Arboretum, Sonja suggested we stop by a shop in the community of Gold Canyon. She works as an interior designer in the area and a few of her clients had been talking about a place called Wine Canyon. We dropped in and discovered that they sell wine kits that feature wines from all over the world. The kits we saw ranged from $100 to $180 and for an extra fee of $55, Wine Canyon will make the wine for you at their location. Each kit produces 30 bottles of wine. We stopped back by on our way home from the Arboretum because they were having wine tastings, and I have to say, our choices were very good. If you do the math, its a very economical way to get some great wine and bottling the wine and creating the labels yourself looks like a lot of fun, too. You can find out more at www.wine-canyon.com.
We also picked up some red grapes on our way home. Not much of a compensation after passing so many Mexican food restaurants throughout the day. But any variety is good at this point. Besides, my grandmother Marie is a notorious grape pusher. She seems to get pleasure out of sending grapes my way. Why not? What else am I gonna eat?