Canning Peaches

photo from

summer sunshine

glows red-gold

through the Kerr mark

as I gently lift each jar

from its boiling bath

lining them up

(ping!) (ping!)

on the counter

“Oh, what a day!”


36 bottles

sing (ping!)

of grandmother


and me


About Judy Grigg Hansen
I write poetry and nonfiction, and I am passionate about the people, places, and wildflowers of Idaho and the Northwest.

One Response to Canning Peaches

  1. Dick says:

    What a great feeling when you look at the jars of peaches and listen to the ping, ping of them sealing.

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