Thursday, August 1, 2013

The Blackberries Are Getting Ripe

I posted earlier that I hoped we would get some ripe wild blackberries this year.  Many years we have blossoms and the start of green berries.  Then with hot temperatures and lack of rain, they dry up.  When we first bought the house, we had a lot of berries but they have diminished in recent years.  My dad loves berries with milk and sugar, so we buy the little 6 oz. domestically grown blackberries.  This year we will be able to pick some of our own.

Early in the spring we had a lot of blackberry blossoms.

Then with the rain we got in June, we got some green berries.
Here they are starting to ripen.
I actually was able to pick this small sauce dish of blackberries.  Hopefully there will be more.

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