Tuesday, July 21, 2015

The Rites of Summer

Summer has hit my hometown bringing forth many wonderful sights, sounds and tastes.  One of my  favorite summertime sights are FIREFLIES  or LIGHTENING BUGS, depending on where you grew up.  Lightening bugs have always been a beautiful reminder of late summer evenings outside watching the sunset, with your toes in the grass and a cool drink in your hand.  My favorite summertime sound is THUNDER in the distance.  Hearing the rumble somewhere in the air has always been very comforting to me.  All the better if I'm lying in bed with the window shade up and I can see the sky light up just a little bit after the rumble. But by far my favorite taste of summer is BLACKBERRY CRUMBLE PIE...(oh my, I'm going to need a moment...)  We are so fortunate in my small town to have a bakery, Mom's Apple Pie, that makes the best blackberry crumb pie that I have ever tasted.




  Now, this little bakery has fed presidents, been featured in Southern Living Magazine and has appeared on Jamie and Bobby Deen's Food network show Road Tested.  I consider myself a baker and some have said that I am a very good baker, but Mom's Apple Pie Bakery's Blackberry Crumble Pie takes the cake :0) (sorry, I couldn't help myself) They grow all their own fruit, their  blackberries are super sweet with just the perfect amount of tartness.



 The crumble topping is crunchy, not too sweet, with just the right amount of toasted pecans mixed in.



These wonderful pies are only available for a few weeks during the summer, usually beginning just before the 4th of July and just until the 31st.  Just incredible, worth the wait and every single calorie.  I like mine with some vanilla ice cream and a little Hershey Syrup. 


Be still my heart...

We have an exciting week ahead of us, we will be visiting some grad schools  with my college boy,  getting ready to start marching band camp with my daughter Boo, and a not too exciting visit about some pesky wisdom teeth with my Scout.  

I hope your week ahead is filled with some sweetness and a little adventure, leave me a comment and let me know what your up to! 


XOXO,

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12 comments:

  1. Hi Mickey, welcome to the blogging world. Your post is delightful.

    Come back and visit often. I am just back myself after a long break. Your profile is wonderful.

    Barb ♥

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    1. Hi Barb,
      Thank you for the warm welcome, I am so glad you came for a visit! Enjoy your week!
      Mickey

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  2. Hi Mickey. Thanks for visiting My Kentucky Living. Summer is a busy time and folks are coming and going every which direction! Nice to meet you. I hope you come back to visit me again soon!
    Sheila

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    1. Hi Shelia,
      Thank you so much for stopping by. I really enjoyed your blog and I will be back to say Hello again soon!
      Mickey

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  3. That pie looks heavenly! I just made a blueberry one the other day, may have to try a blackberry one now :)

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    1. Hi Pam,
      The blackberry pie is crazy good, thank goodness they only come out for one month a year!
      Mickey

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  4. Mmm, that pie looks good, especially with ice cream and chocolate syrup. It sounds like you have a very busy week ahead. I'm a new follower from Mom's Bloggers Club.

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    1. Hi Brenda,
      Thank you so much for finding me and becoming a follower. It's always nice to meet new friends!
      Mickey

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  5. Hi Mickey, I left you a rather long and involved letter and then it disappeared. Actually, I'm sort of glad it did. I just said thank you for stopping by and leaving such a sweet and understanding comment on my not so uplifting post.
    You are in your life where my children are in theirs.
    That pie looks so, so good! Thank you, again!
    Mona

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  6. Hi Mona,
    Not all posts can be uplifting, but I think the sharing is the important part. Your children are very lucky to have a sweet Mama like you!
    Mickey

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  7. We called them fire flies, but then we also called them lighting bugs. Not sure why. Love the blackberry pie. Great article. Thanks for sharing with us at Funtastic Friday.

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    1. Thanks for the opportunity, I'm new to the whole hop thing and what a great way to visit so many great blogs!

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