Sunday, November 28, 2010

Black Friday

The distance between Noel and Doris's rural home in Machipongo and any stores has prevented me from ever going shopping the day after Thanksgiving. Instead, our Black Friday tradition is to go out back and pick some kiwis. Each year the number of kiwis grows and the vines get more tangled. Of course, the most beautiful kiwis are always the ones just out of reach. Even with a ladder, picking all of the kiwis is impossible, but that doesn't stop us from trying. The egg cartons of kiwis that we pack to take home don't make a dent in the hundreds of kiwis in plastic grocery sacks in the gazebo.

Packed and ready to head home in my carry-on bag. They're still pretty unripe, but I can't wait for our pretty green slices of Virginia! 

1 comment:

  1. OK, but the post really OUGHT to have a picture of me head first into the vines, no? And Shadow up the ladder?