"To see a world in a grain of sand,
And a heaven in a wild flower,
Hold infinity in the palm of your hand
And eternity in an hour."

From "Auguries of Innocence"

by William Blake

Monday, 13 September 2010

Blackberrying with butterflies

We went blackberrying yesterday morning. I took my binoculars along in the hope of seeing some warblers feasting on the berries but not a sign. The only birds I saw were a great tit and 12 mallard on the river nearby.

There were butterflies galore though feasting on the ripe blackberries - speckled wood, small white, lots of commas and red admirals looking pristine. A shame I had left the camera at home!

We collected several pounds of blackberries

We froze loads but some were used to make a blackberry and apple crumble


The Wessex Reiver said...

ohh please stop Robin, you're making me hungry now :-) we went blackberry picking on Sunday and spent the rest of the afternoon over indulging on a crumble just like yours. Life is good in the autumn.

Ragged Robin said...

There is something so satisfying about foraging in the countryside and then turning the finds into something delicious to eat - must be the hunter gatherer in us all! Hope you enjoyed your crumble as much as we did :D