Friday, June 27, 2014

Sticky Situation!

We just had a good downpour--this time of year with these high temps and humidity the storms can get violent! Before the storms hit, I went out for --Drum Roll Please--



The berries are in various stages of ripe and they're small this year but plentiful! I see wild plums are doing better so far too;  I hope to get a few from the bush in our field before the birds get to them..


This is not blood, but OUCH anyway.....Fingers get tie dyed a bit...
 you gotta get past these thorns to get the berries I ended up with quite a few scratches for my one quart  of berries oh and one TICK attached itself to me!! Damn- that hurt worse than the briers! The brier is sharp it goes in like a fish hook~~~> and its a rule you gotta curse like a sailor  as you attempt to extract it, 


OF course there's always something else getting my attention...this buckeye butterfly on this tiny flower and the bonus beetle on the other stem no clue what t is...kinda looks like a stink bug? Maybe...



and a Queen Anne's Lace was blooming nearby...I love the way the bud is like a cage...


...and trumpet vine were shouting out "take my picture"


and some dandelions!

Past...


and present!


  this was Berry Sexy a couple of Japanese Beetles!


I got about a quart maybe more...enough for a cobbler, pie, or some jam...I'm leaning toward jam!


PEACE
Eleanor Roosevelt: You must do the thing you think you can not.

12 comments:

  1. Oh, yummy! It's still a little early for berries here, but I can't wait! Esp. after seeing your juicy cache! Now that the sun has finally decided to make an appearance, just today, they'll be happy, like me!!

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    1. Hope you get some berries when they're ready!! I've got my eye on some plums too...not quite ready but a couple days of sunshine should do the trick!

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  2. One of my favourite fruits; but like you mention, they can fight back at times before they give in. :-)

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    1. Yes Keith I can tell you've tried your hand at Berry Pickin! I have purchased and planted a cultivated bush...with no thorns! BUT who knows how long it will be before it has berries!

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  3. Nice bounty you picked, minus the thorns and tick. Rain! I keep reading about rain on blogs and all we are getting are fires because of no rain. Pretty butterfly and the beetles made me blush lol not really.

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    1. I wish you guys could get some rain! Its not fair---

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  4. Mmm I just made jam for the first time! Boo on the tick, yay on the beetle sex! Haha.

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    1. HI Jen...well I sprayed my legs with the horrid bug spray but still the tick found a way up!!

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  5. Looks yummy. I know there must be a reason why you don't wear gloves.

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    1. I would immediately be caught in a tangle with gloves...so you just gotta go bare fisted!

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  6. Yummy. We may still have blackberries in Oregon when we get back -- it is usually September when they ripen there. But we are missing our daughter's blueberries. Which are far easier to pick. I used to go to work with permanently stained fingers during berry season ... not very professional, but the kids and us too loved those berry pies etc.... Nice post, nice memories.

    PS: To answer your question on one of my posts, it has been in the 70s here. A little rain. Today we are in Anchorage and it was 75, but a breeze and this evening it has already cooled down. Still spring weather.

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  7. I wish I cold get some blueberries to grow I set out 2 bushes a few yr back they died! I envy you being able to spend the summer in 'Alaska!! Weather sounds pretty good!

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