Friday, June 27, 2014
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!
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!
Eleanor Roosevelt: You must do the thing you think you can not.