129Days #237 Blackberries Part 2

This must be Friday’s post. It’s been a long hard week, so I hope I am still able to count. Well, at least to four without using my fingers.

So back to the blackberries. They are coloring up beautifully with nice full berries. The fragrance is heavenly and definitely makes me drool. Here are three more photoz of the blackberry chronicles.

A non-typical string instead of a fat cluster of blackberries begin to ripen.

A non-typical string instead of a fat cluster of blackberries begin to ripen.

This very sparse “cluster is just beginning to ripen. At this stage they are hard marbles, have gorgeous shades of colors and are not sweet at all. They are pucker your mouth sour and best to leave alone.

Did you notice the thorns along each stem? They all tip backwards a bit so you can reach in to pick the berries, but one false move and it can take you hours to extricate yourself from the brambles without tearing clothing or flesh.

Even the black colored few berries here are not really ripe. They are still sour and hard.

Even the black colored few berries here are not really ripe. They are still sour and hard.

Look at this beautiful color sequence. Mother nature uses a wonderful palette on the blackberries.

A cluster of blackberries shows mostly black berries at this point.

A cluster of blackberries shows mostly black berries at this point.

You can clearly see how the beautiful center of the flower is now a dried fringe at the base of each berry. I ate some today, but they need a few more days until they are actually soft, sweet, plumb, juicy and ripe. Some of the seemed to be ready, but proved to be sour. These photos are from the same plant as the first photo in Part 1. However this plant grows under some alder trees where it is mostly shady. These will take time to become really sweet. Just in time for needing a little heat in the house, so baking a pie will be a good thing to do.

For tonight, good night. Two more posts tomorrow and I will have the equivalent of a post a day even if sometimes it can’t be managed in a once a day, everyday format.

Cheers,

Shez

 

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About Shez

In a nut-shell (nut-case?): Photographer, illustrator, writer, passionate DIY enthusiast, wife, mother, grandmother. I love learning new things and anything that is creative: sewing upholstery or dresses, painting walls or art, building dolls or walls, cooking and cake decorating, knitting or wiring. By day I am a small manufacturing business owner, operator, partner. I am Totally Random Shez.

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