Monday, 11 August 2014

The harvest

The blue and the red plums. There were even more apples lost.
*Sigh*
Well, the harvest is mostly in. Or out as the case actually is. Since most of the fruit found its way down by the storm on Saturday night (not called Bertha by the way: Lena or Lene over here in Norway, it might have been a different lady pestering us). And the amount of fruit left on the trees is quite small. Which is a shame in itself, since I had been trying to eat as much jam as I could to empty some pots. Ah well, that's life!

On my walk on Sunday I took my camera along again. There were some signs of a storm, but only minor! Figures. Fortunately the blackberries and the remainder of the raspberries were still there, so I could have me a snack on my walk. The raspberries are nearly done now and even though they are quite small, they are really sweet. The blackberries are starting to ripen now and every day I am able to get some. Unfortunately the blackberry bushes are of the thorny variety, which means bare legs and blackberries are a bad idea. It didn't stop me much though. 

And the last photo is of my brand new shoes. I do have several pairs of walking/hiking boots now and there is a distinct difference between the pairs. This pair is meant for ordinary walking on asphalt or hard surfaces. It is a very comfy pair as well, so I am really chuffed. Plus, they are called the Hedgehog IV GTX, which I think is a most brilliant name. They are blue and pink and they are watertight, which is good, since we do get our fair share of rain over here!

9 comments:

  1. Hari OM
    mmmmmmmmm berries from the bush....mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm I say again.... and LUVIN' those new boots! YAM xx

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    1. Next week they will most likely be ripe at the same time, so I might just go there with a bucket or two to collect and make some blackberry jam!

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    2. ...good plan.... no...GREAT PLAN!!! &*>

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  2. I love the shoes! Keep on walking!!!

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  3. Mmmmm fresh berries. And blue hedgehogs, too!

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    1. Yeah, it's not often you see blue hedgehogs!

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  4. A pity for your fruits, the good thing is you have to eat less jam. We had storms here too and quite some damages, fortunately not in Waterloo.
    Like your shoes !

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  5. I am waiting for the Blackberries to get in our stores. I haven't seen many this summer and they are my favorite. Love your new shoes!

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