It's thimble-berry season! They're my absolute favorite berries, and they only grow in the Pacific Northwest. For those of you who live elsewhere: Imagine the sweetest strawberry you've ever tasted, crossed with the tartest raspberry you've ever eaten. Give it the texture of silk-velvet, and make it melt to sweet juice the moment it hits your tongue. They're too fragile to ship and too perishable to store, so they are one of those few precious things in life that can't be commoditized, and for me they always symbolize the essence of grabbing joy while I can. I look forward to this every year!
Photos by Estar Hyo-Gyung Choi, Mary Studio.
Author: Sarah A. Chrisman
(Known around Port Townsend as "The Victorian Lady"