|BLOOMING ON SIX FOOT TALL FLOWERING CANES|
Our friends Andy and Judy are at this point undecided as to when they may come up from southern Wisconsin, so we decided yesterday to check out their abandoned-farm camp site.
We found the blackberry brambles in full flower, a magnificent sight, the arching flowering canes cascading gracefully. From a distance the blackberry patches looked like snowbanks. There should be a record blackberry harvest come mid-September.
Blackberry picking is a blood sport (the picker usually exiting the bramble as though from a fight with a wildcat) and it is always possible to encounter a bear, but the promise of a blackberry pie makes it all worthwhile.