It is blackberry harvest time, and I am lucky enough to live close to many public deposits of them.  The trails near our place are lined with berries, and even the side of the road has some wild patches growing.  We went berry picking yesterday, and even though someone beat us to it, we still came home with four cups of berries.  We could have gotten more, but I didn't really understand the consequences of berry picking, and I was completely under dressed for the excursion.  Turns out that blackberry bushes have lots of thorns on them and if you are wearing shorts (like I was) your legs get scratched all to hell.  Bad timing too, as I am wearing a dress on Saturday for a friend's wedding.  Whoops!  It's all good though - the scratches join bike riding bruises and mosquito bites, and on Saturday my legs will be a testament to a summer spent outdoors in the country.
Side of the road blackberries # 1

Side of the road blackberries #2

Close up blackberry.  Note the thorns!  They are ouchy!

Forest blackberry patch # 1

Forest blackberry patch #2
  In a few days these will be ripe and we can head back for more!

Blackberry art shot.

Our blackberry score.  Soon to be smoothies!!

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