Rainier Cherries

I so LOVE the blushing red and golden yellow, sweet cherries that are considered a premium type of cherry in the Pacific Northwest!  Yesterday, we received a box of them from a friend.

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According to Wikipedia.com, Rainier Cherries are a cross between “bing” and “van” cultivars.  This sweet cherry was developed in 1952 at Washington State University by Harold Fogle… I did not know this! 😉

This cherry is named after Mount Rainier.  This mountain is the highest mountain in my state, located 59 miles south to south-east of Seattle.  It has a summit elevation of 14,411 feet.  Mount Rainier is of the Cascade range on the western side of Washington state… I live on the eastern side (close to the Idaho border).

I found these cherries to be a good subject to paint in watercolor for the letter, “C”:

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I enjoyed creating this colorful page… the quote is one of my favorites!

Cheers! 🙂

11 responses to “Rainier Cherries

  1. Beautiful cherries Jill! Fun collage page too!

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  2. Such a wonderful blend of colors…I love cherries, and I could never stop at 3!

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  3. Love rainier cherries!!! they sure carry a premium price here, but soooo worth it!!!

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  4. Delicious art today!

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  5. I love these cherries for their color, and sweetness. They are the color of Baby Girl’s sun kissed cheeks.

    He-Man just brought some home. As always I told Baby Girl we had some and how much they remind me of her. We’re gobbling up!

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