Do you like cherries? I've always loved cherries, especially fresh ones. I moved to the right place because Bigfork, Montana is famous for cherries. Most of the farms are on the east side of Flathead Lake and I live 2 miles away from the lake shore. One of those farms can be seen here. In the summer you will find all sorts of cherry booths set up around town. Not only are they delicious and low in calories, but they're really inexpensive when you buy them from local farmers. Rainier cherries are my favorite, which are the yellow ones. You can also find cherry coffees, cherry fudge, cherry jams and other goodies all year round.
It probably won't surprise you that today is National Chocolate Covered Cherry Day. This seems a little odd to me because by January 3rd, most of the stores are no longer carrying chocolate covered cherries as much as they do at Christmas. But who are we to argue, right? Normally, I buy a box (or two or three or four) of Queen Anne cordial cherries at Christmas. This year I was holding out for the peppermint ones, but before I found them, my friend Gale sent me a box of Trader Joe's Liqueur Cherries. What a great surprise! I absolutely love those cherries and we no longer live anywhere close to a TJs. Gale had remembered me talking about them and surprised me with a few other goodies from TJs. Thank you Gale! I believe Trader Joe's only sells these around Christmastime. I haven't had breakfast yet, but I have had 2 chocolate covered cherries. I had to eat them after taking this picture. The sacrifices a photographer has to make -- sigh.
The other day I said I wanted to try some of Photojojo's Photo Resolutions for the New Year. Resolution #16 is to "do something different" and to photograph things that don't come easily to you. I figured photographing the cherries would be a good place to start, with it being Chocolate Covered Cherry Day and all. It's a hard job, but someone's got to do it!