Sunday, July 12, 2009

Raspberry Season

It seemed everyone was blogging or Facebooking about all the black raspberries they'd picked in the Arb this weekend, so this evening Dave and I went for a stroll to see if there were any left for us. There were! In a leisurely 30 minutes in the lower Arb we picked this small bowlful of beautiful, sturdy black berries (there are a few here that probably shouldn't be, as they are still red). They are much smaller than the commercial raspberries from Silkey Farms I bought at the co-op yesterday, and much less fragile. We will eat them with ice cream. Yum.

By the way, this photo is pretty cool if you click on it to see the large version. The close-up view of the dark, shiny berries and the white bowl is striking.

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Mary S. said...

Cool shot. Did you use a flash? It's almost as if you can see the flash going off in each nodule (not sure if that's the proper term) of the raspberries.

Penelope said...

Yes, I did use the flash. I prefer not to, but I wasn't getting good results without it, since it was evening, and in this case it added an interesting effect, as you note!