Friday, 26 September 2008

Phototstory Friday - Season of Mists and Mellow Fruitfulness!

Quote from "To Autumn"
by John Keats


PhotoStory Friday
Hosted by Cecily and MamaGeek



Well, we've had both round here. We live opposite a lovely open, green area with a brook running through it and a few mornings this week there has been low lying mist. Very atmospheric.

Obviously haven't got a photo of that because I'm trying to get myself and daughter out of the house and off to school at some ungodly hour (7.20 am), so camera weilding is last on my list of priorities.

However, along the edge of this green grow some blackberry bushes and, never being one to turn down food for free, I can be found picking the blackberries at the weekend and freezing them to make lovely crumbles and pies and, if I'm feeling posh, Nigella's Anglo Italian Trifle (but I replace the Lemsip, sorry, Limoncello, with port - a much more lush flavour, I think).

So for Photostory Friday I have used my (now not-so-new) camera to photograph the result of my latest forage in the bushes:



Don't they just ooze fruitfulness?

(and a little grub, just there, on the left; don't worry, he got washed away before I made the crumble!)

19 comments:

Maggie May said...

Absolutely oozing!
I had to recite that poem at school. Took me back!

The Dotterel said...

What a forage - verily, fruit 'filled with ripeness to the core'.

gigi said...

I love blackberries. We picked them as youngsters and my grandma would would make blackberry dumplings with them. Such fond memories I have of that and to this day I''ve never found that wonderful taste again :(

JennWasHere said...

It's so sad that this fruit doesn't grow here. The only way I can taste this is thru candies and other processed foods.

My PSF is posted here. Please pass by if you have time. Happy weekends!

CrackerJacks said...

And a beautiful capture you got! I love the juiciness of this photo!

Jacki said...

Yummmm.....

Tiaras and Tantrums said...

love the picture - love crumbles (I bake them all summer long) Love blackberries and I love Nigella!!

Cecily R said...

Why oh why don't you live in my neighborhood so I can come steal some crumble or pie??? Why?

Fantastic pic WM...and now I am STARVING!

Amanda said...

Those look absolutely scrumptious. I would love a handful of those right now. We pick blueberries and I just don't love them like I love blackberries.

beth said...

Wow- those are some yummy looking blackberries. My kids would be in heaven.

MamaGeek @ Works For Us said...

Oh lovely! Now THAT is food porn alright. I think they are my favorite (especially in jam). Mmmmm.

cheshire wife said...

They do look good.

scrappysue said...

yuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuum!!! you leave the house at 7.20am? you are my hero

Chris said...

I should have eaten before I read this. Those berries look delicious!

Kareer Woman said...

Oh, that blackberry picture, I could just reach into the screen and eat them, YUM!

AVT Coach said...

Yes, very nice blackberries! Recipes sound yummy! I love cobbler, is "crumbles" like a crisp with oatmeal?? Sorry for my ignorance on cooking terms.

Melissa said...

Oh yum, I'm absolutely drooling over here!

Kelli @ Gohn Crazy said...

Yum! They look delicious.

A Mother's Place is in the Wrong said...

Poor lonely little bug. Lovely picture, it brought back memories of blackberrying. M :-)