Did I tell you I live in a sea of berries ? SOOOO lucky
There are berries in the garden. - Raspberries..
We've had a bumper crop of raspberries this year, here are a few of them resting comfortably in a beautiful cedar bailer made by our friend Ivan, a super talented traditional wood carver and weaver.
And then there are the blueberries, just a few and just about ready to pick.
We put these bushes in 2 years ago.
When we go for our walks in the forest I must admit I pass on the salmonberries....
taste is kinda so so.
And the huckleberries ? too much trouble to pick.
BUT.... these are the prize, Rubus Ursinus, a small early variety of blackberry.
They are the most flavourful of the local berries I think,
and the smell ?
one dimension the internet lacks, but take my word for it, their aroma is amazing
and conjures up summer for me.
I've been thinking about berries so much lately so I got this book from our local library.
It was very useful in identifying some of the local berries and I learned that there are many different berries that grow here. Once again, SO LUCKY !