Wild Raspberries

Wild Strawberries was a great Ingmar Bergman film, but I’m talking about Wild Raspberries now, the reality of them, and so tasty, around here. There’re also Wild Blueberries, the low bush kind, aplenty now. The sun the last couple days after those two or three days of rain is bringing out these lovely wild fruits. But the pesty horseflies are also in abundance, and I’m a bit concerned about the bald face hornets’ nest growing under the eaves of our woodshed right next to our porch. Ahh, summer and to be in the midst of its prolific life!

A Patch of Wild Raspberries

Well, not too great a picture. You sort of have to be there. Or, maybe I have to be a better photographer? But the little wild raspberries sure are tasty!

  1. Danielle’s avatar

    Another thing I miss about New England. We used to have a few spots even in the city where we could find blackberries and blueberries. I remember many a day with stained fingers and a sticky smile.

    I don’t miss the insects however at all.

    Be well

  2. Mardé’s avatar

    Hey, thanks, Danielle. Yes, New England offers those kinds of benefits plus the insects, as you know so well. It must be totally different out where you are now. But it’s great for you to remember those days I bet. Cheers. :smile:

    Stay well.

  3. Aldon Hynes’s avatar

    Down here in Connecticut there is an interesting berry, the wineberry. It is pretty similar to raspberries. They are a little sweeter and grown inside of a thorny husk which opens before they ripen.

    My daughter and I went picking wineberries this afternoon. We didn’t run into any nasty insects, but we did have to be careful not to step in any poison ivy.

  4. Mardé’s avatar

    That’s interesting about the wineberry. I don’t think I’ve ever heard of it. Must be fun to gather those little things. Hope you got a few quarts. But yes, there’s poison ivy to reckon with. If it isn’t bugs, it’s the ivy! And then of course there are ticks, although there are fewer of them here now than in the spring.


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