Gardens are the gifts that give back. We planted one blueberry bush and it's paying back generously. I missed strawberry season, but no way am I missing blueberry season. If blueberries didn't cost $4.99 a pint, I would sit down and eat an entire container in one serving. Alas, I know my family would not appreciate it, and considering I can't yet drive, I would be left without blueberries until the next shopping trip. So, I must ration the blueberries and restrain myself to a small handful sprinkled over my oatmeal or yogurt. Now that it's blueberry season, though, I can take a more generous serving.
Mom asked Owen (my brother) to pick blueberries today, but I graciously offered to take his place. "Owen should have fun with his friend! No bother, it's my pleasure!"
My blueberry picking strategy: pick two, eat a few. Some of the literal-minded may argue that "a few" refers to "three," but I looked it up on Google and found no proof that "a few" means anything more than "more than two." Therefore, "a few" merely refers to a small amount (interpret "a small amount" however you please). If I were at a blueberry orchard, my strategy would change to "eat until I'm full, and then start filling my basket." Again, however, I must be courteous to my fellow blueberry pickers, for they may not share my same love for blueberries, nor may they have the patience to stay as long as I may like. Then, I might put a 30 minute limit. Either eat until I'm full, or eat until 30 minutes is up...whichever comes first.
Blue is the color of the Virgin Mary, and is associated with girls who have similar pure qualities. In addition, it is the color of water and the sea, with all the symbolic references already discussed for that element - that is, blue usually indicates femininity, life, purity, etc., just as water does.
Blue can also symbolize peace, calm, stability, security, loyalty, sky, water, cold, technology, and depression. (http://www.three-musketeers.net/mike/colors.html)