Wednesday, August 15, 2007
It's berry pickin' season
Dave is out and about, but shares this:
The wet weather of August is always the best time to go picking wild raspberries, those perfect little red fruits with a fierce, woodsy flavor that's quite distinct from their plastic package siblings at the store.
(Those aren't wild raspberries, above, they're the ones growing in my backyard. -- Dena.)
Some people have told me over the years that we should leave the berries for the birds and the bears, and I agree. So when I go, I never collect any fruit to take home. I just pick them one at a time and pop them directly into my mouth. That way, I never eat too many, and there are always plenty left over.
Some favorite spots for gathering: near St. Mary's falls, along Ruxton Creek, up on the Pipeline Trail from Barr trail to Artist's Glen. But you can find them anywhere there's good sun and moisture.
Know any other good spots?