Monday, 4 August 2008

FIRST BLACKBERRIES OF THE YEAR!!

Hi You! Just a little short post! Just wanted to share these with you!
First blackberries of the year! This evening Hubby P and I had a little wander up the lane - just to have a look see how the blackberries were coming along. They are doing nicely, another few days of sunshine and we should be picking well!
We managed to gather a few - enough for a nice crumble, together with a few windfall apples!
The hedgerows are looking really pretty at the moment, lots of flowers and the drying seedpods of past flowering beauties! I gathered a bit of Foxglove seed, and sprinkled it in a pot, try and get some babies for the garden.
I saw this pretty pretty blue scabious and couldn't resist a few stems! But they do look just perfect snuggled in the hedgerow - I should remember to take the camera!



What a nice little wander we had, and right outside our back door! So often we think , to have a good time we have to get in the car.
Really its just a case of slowing down, and looking around us - the little things!




'For in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed'
Kahil Gibran.

Bye for now xx




12 comments:

  1. Angelsey blackberries are delicious. We used to gather them from the bushes that grew next to the stream next to our cottage and I used to make us Blackberry cobbler. Nothing as tasty as free food.

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  2. I know what you mean about using the car to have a good day out, on saturday we used the car but drove just 5 minutes down the road, to a RSPB wetlands nature reserve, we have lived here now for nearly 2 years and keep driving past it so we decided to visit and it was great, just walking round watching birds and looking at the flowers, we took a pic on hubby's phone, just need to upload it!
    Josie x

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  3. We picked some at the w/e and made some jam. I love beginning to get the blackberries in, they are so tasty. Lovely pics.

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  4. Hi,
    I totally agree, walking you can often see more than if you are whizzing past in a car. I have posted the tag details. Thanks again for passing this on to me as I find them fun to do.

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  5. Lovely blackberries, I haven't found any ripe ones near me yet. Hopefully there will be plenty soon, I just love the smell of them cooking!
    Yvonne

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  6. fruit picking, you can not beat it...well unless you make jam!!!

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  7. I could have sworn I'd commented - I must have had to rush off to tend to the little pebbles before I did the word verif. It happens a lot at the moment!

    We picked a few blackberries tonight straight from the bushes - delicious and sharp!

    I love that thrift you've picked - reminds me of Pembrokeshire summer holidays.

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  8. By the way - I posted my 6 random things and thanks so much for tagging me!!

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  9. oh they look lovely. I shall have to go out and about and see if I can find any here!

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  10. Just stumbled into your blog...Interesting one. Will be following from now on!

    berry
    www.berryberr.stumbleupon.com

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  11. IN MY AREA WE HAVE TWO TYPES OF WILD BERRIES,,, SOME VERY SMALL LOW GROWING BLACKBERRIES AND ANOTHER CALLED BLACK CAP BLACKBERRIES WHICH HAPPEN TO BE QUITE LARGE AND SEEDY BUT EVER SO GOOD TO STEW AND USE ONLY THE BLACK JUICE TO MAKE A NICE JELLY..
    LOVE READING YOUR BLOG...

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  12. What a lovely post - and a beautiful quotation to finish on. Mmmm... blackberry and apple crumble... my favourite!

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