128Days # 328 Blackberries the Impalers
Once again the wind won, the photo is blurred. I hope you get the idea that the berries are not sweet and ready for picking until all the berries in a bunch are deep black. The tickets of tangled vines pose a threat to personal safety and are not to be taken lightly. Here is what a person faces when approaching the prize.
What makes us pick them year after year? The berries are delicious. They are worth both the wait and the occasional thorn. These green canes (green as in not dried) are pliable so they are often waving about in the wind.
I hope I haven’t bored you with blackberry posts, tomorrow I hope to capture a few photos of several blackberry patches. Even though the berries are delicious, the growth and overtaking of the land make these a most unwelcome non-native plant.
The birds love the berries also and eat them all summer and fall. They are un-witting planters of the seeds and are important reason why these plants run rampant everywhere. Eliminating them becomes a drawn out battle. Left untamed they take over.