Day 141

Roadside blackberries!

August 14th, 2010

My first berry picking of the trip


  1. Candice in Alabama says:

    Are those blackberries?

  2. Ruthie in CA says:

    I believe the folks in WA are spoiled…

    • deanna valenti meyer says:

      Yes we are. :) I feel spoiled each spring, summer and fall when we have the most awesome fruits and veggies that grow like crazy here. These blackberries are found naturally all over the place…and oh so good when they are right off the vine. I’ve gone out and gotten a ton of berries and made jam. It’s SO YUMMY! :)

  3. Been there, done that earlier in Arkansas…it’s not the bears to worry so much about…it’s the “chiggers”…ever had them “bite” you???…big welts…itch like crazy…they are so small you can’t see them, they run up the body like champs…and when they get on a warm blooded animal…or person…watch out…shorts and t shirt not the way to go…last for a number of days…the chiggers don’t actually bite…the love to get at the dissolved flesh that is made when they inject their “wonder serum under your skin…they use that for “food” for to procreate…

    Blackberries anyone???

  4. Gigi says:

    Did they taste as yummy as they look?

  5. Nancy says:

    Don’t eat too many – especially if they aren’t quite ripe.

  6. charlie says:

    berry good for you!

  7. charlie says:

    weird, flickr says goff oregon. google maps says no such place. didnt think matt was that far along already.

  8. charlie says:

    and what’s the saying? “blackberries are red when they’re green”

  9. Rose says:

    If you think the blackberries are good, wait until you taste the blueberries that await you near the coast. You will see blueberry signs before you start down the Wilson River!

  10. Dorinda from Mentor, Oh. says:

    I tried blackberries for the first time last year and they are so good! Not a big fruit eating family so haven’t tried to many different ones. But these look oh so good fresh on the vine! Yummy! Hope you enjoyed every bit of them Matt. Thank you Mother Nature!

    • Barb V from Michigan says:

      Dorinda, there’s a world of flavor explosions waiting to happen your mouth. Fresh peaches, raspberries, blueberries, canteloupe, so much more. What was that famous berry that Montana is known for? And that one, too! Taste on, girl!

  11. Roe says:

    A veritable feast!

  12. Barb V from Michigan says:


  13. katzien in austin says:

    Wow!! Nature’s jewelry. Just look at those vibrant colors! Everything one shade of brown or another right now in Austin. Can’t wait for fall!

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