I have been a bit grumpy on the blog lately so here is a picture of happiness. This is a Rainier cherry, named after the volcano Mount Rainier that is visible from Seattle. The cherries are the very tastiest in the world! I have a harvest this year of four cherries and couldn't be prouder than if there were a pick up-truck full. I have only had the tree for a year so I am delighted to see these little red balls.
I posted this oil portrait of a branch of the same tree a couple of months ago. So many blossoms and only four cherries? I don't care. It was a cold spring, a young tree, whatever. I have Rainier cherries!