8.20.2014

Summer is Fruiting


on a gentle breeze
i heard the mountains call to me


in the forest i found berries 
ripe as can be


raspberries 
and 
huckleberries

huckleberries are a treasured food in Montana!


i dinned next to this river
listening to it's song
enjoying the stir of the air that it brought to life


mountain ash offering berries for the birds
splashes of color
for our eyes


savoring each blossom


treasuring the tiny realm


butterflies basked in the sun


enjoying rain after a hot summer
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lovely late summer days to you
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47 comments:

  1. Fabulous. we found similar in Finland this summer, the post brought back an echo of memories.

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    1. Finland! How wonderful.

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    2. Very like your part of the world, minus the mountains.

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    3. maybe some day i will get to visit Finland.

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  2. Such delicious wild berries to eat in the open air listening to the river's song! I love those tiny little white flowers with each tiny bloom so perfectly designed!

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    1. yes, delicious berries, it was a sweet outing. the raspberries were mush by the time i got home, so i made a shrub with them. I hope it is as good as the cherry one i made earlier this month.

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  3. Oh, my--your pictures are food for the soul, my sweet Lady Montana! In our neck of the woods, the huckleberries are red and rather tart. But we love them just the same. I would love to taste a purple huckleberry someday. What an incredible set of photos, my Friend. So beautiful. ((hugs))

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    1. hi Beth, I hear that there are a number of different huckleberry bushes, we have a few here. These are sweet, but not overly so. thank you.

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  4. I do not know what is the more beautiful shot of the nine.
    It is difficult to find out.

    Tomás.

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  5. Ahhhhh huckleberries! How I wish I could taste some fresh ones, I'm usually too late and only get frozen ones! Lovely pics, that ladybird is so sweet!

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    1. if you go up high into the mountains there might still be some the middle of Sept, but they are very ripe now so you might be right. It is a BIG huckleberry year.
      i love finding lady birds, or as we call them, lady bugs. We don't seem to have very many.

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  6. entre beau et bon... tout est magnifique!

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  7. I savor each of your photos like breaths of fresh mountain air or splashes from a clear stream... they lift my spirits!

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    1. that is such a dear compliment
      to nature that is
      your words inspire me to breathe

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  8. gorgeous images. but I'm glad fall is almost here.

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    1. i sense autumns spirit is already mingling around here

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  9. Tammie, you're a poet . . . and
    you must live in shangri-la. Oh those ripe, wild berries.
    We have wild raspberries . . . red, black and golden.
    We have huckleberries, too . . . but I'm bettin' yours are sweeter (that mountain air.)
    This is a GREAT post.
    Thanks for sharing . . .

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    1. thank you for enjoying Rick! It is a big big berry year. Maybe from out big snowy long winter and then a hot summer?

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  10. What a delicious post, bursting with colours and scents! All those beautiful creatures and plants as if are posing to your friendly camera, so now we can enjoy them all over the world!...:)

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    1. thank you for enjoying rossichka!

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  11. Thanks for sharing such beauty and magic with us!

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    1. thank you for your lovely visits Kat!

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  12. Beautiful as always Tammie. What a selection of succulent looking berries too.

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  13. What a glorious day you had berrying! Wild raspberries are so much sweeter than the larger garden fruit and huckleberries are absolute tops. do you also have cranberries in the woods? They often co-habit with huckleberries. If the berries are there, the mushrooms won't be far behind. How I miss these productive Northern Hemisphere forests with their wealth of berries, fruits, nuts and mushrooms. I hope you don't have bears around resenting you harvesting in their garden.

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    1. you are right Arija, a big berry day. I don't think we have cranberries. We have been getting rain and mushrooms are popping up, they always bring me joy. I wondered at the noises around me while picking berries, they are a big part of fattening up bears for winter.

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  14. Watch out for the bear, Tammie - I hear huckleberries are their favorite, too! Your macro shots are so awesome. Is that a closeup of Yarrow?

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    1. I will watch out Barb. I had my bear spray with me. Thank you for enjoying the macros and yes that is yarrow, so pretty up close!

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  15. What delicious-looking berries and lovely shots of nature!

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  16. Gorgeous! You are having a beautiful summer!

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  17. Those raspberries and huckleberries looks so yummy!!! Beautiful summer captures!!!

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  18. This is a lovely time of year as the colours subtly change to golden tones. The huckleberries interest me,they look a bit like blueberries,or our blaeberries.
    Thanks for sharing your woodland journey and beautiful photos.

    Enjoy your late summer!
    Ruby

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    1. thank you everyone for enjoying!

      Ruby, I think huckleberries are a lot like blueberries, in taste and look, might be related. But they are a different berry. Wonderful to know you have these berries too. Lovely to have you stop by.

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  19. Schöne Bilder vom Sommer und den Früchten.

    Gruß
    Noke

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  20. Such gorgeous images ... juicy, bountiful, freeing, fragrant and so enticing.
    Thank you for taking us along with you on this magical journey!

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  21. Oh Tammie ...how have I missed discovering this blog for so long? The pictures are beautiful and the words so peaceful...just what I needed today. Thank you!!!!

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  22. Nice post! Want to go picking berries now :-) Great shots of great variety! My favourites? Hmmm...the first for the freshness and the second one for the nicely composed scenery!
    And as always, thumbs up for your delicate poetry that goes with your pictures :-)
    Rune

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  23. Gorgeous!
    And I love the butterfly!
    AND raspberries are my favorite!!
    Hope you are enjoying all this beauty!!!

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    1. Hi Lucinda,
      lovely to have you stop by. Yes, yum raspberries. And i am enjoying the last butterflies along with the last flowers of the season.
      enjoying indeed.

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  24. Do raspberries grow wild in Montana, Tammie? Here they are cultivated, but we can pick blackberries and some other berries wild. We don't have huckleberries at all, but strawberries, redcurrants, bilberries (or blueberries), loganberries, blackcurrants, gooseberries... all of them grow well in our gardens.

    Such a lovely set of photos. Love the butterfly.
    Happy end of summer to you too.
    x

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    1. hello Janice,

      Yes, they grow wild here. I don't find them in a lot of places, but I have found them. Yum.
      Your berries all sound wonderful too!
      It really does feel like the end of summer. The nights are quite cool now, the days are getting shorter and not as hot, just nice and warm.
      thank you for enjoying.

      lovely end of summer to you too.

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  25. Bountiful summer fruits and gorgeous photos of your paradise on earth! Thank you XO

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  26. Tammie, what a lovely treasure I find here! A fantastic nature you have and I'm so happy when I watch your photos and reading your words of wisdom! :)

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Warm greetings to you~

Thank you for visiting and also for sharing your thoughts and feelings. Seeing through your eyes and heart mean so much to me!

Tammie