Yesterday Odin and I went alone to pick grapes and only managed to find a small handful. Today Zak, O, and I went out to Polpis to pick there and managed to find quite a bit more. I love the ability to forage on our little island and I’ve been finding myself very fortunate. Living on such a tiny island has its downsides, but things like this balance it out perfectly. We made the most delicious jam from all of our blueberries, blackberries, and raspberries. I’m not quite sure what our plans are for the grapes, but we’re pretty obsessed with jam-making currently so that may be the way we go.
To celebrate such abundance and to bring me some sort of grounding, I made a little mandala from fall leaves that I collected in Squam, the grapes we found nearby, and a couple dahlias from the garden.