Bees & Berries
I have seen a lot of blackberries lately, lurking about on roadsides and hanging around trees (literally). A few have already been picked by me and my fellow berry pincher in the last couple of weeks (as enjoyed via a delightful blackberry and apple crumble which I would've liked to eat much more of), but we found even more this week and filled up another carrier bag with them.
We both agreed that we prefer raspberries, which is a bit rude to discuss when the blackberries are in earshot (sorry, I'm sure someone else thinks you're much better than raspberries). That's not to say that blackberries aren't good, but they're just not our favourite berries. It's important to consider your berry preferences.
The bramble we visited was pretty huge. We could probably live in there. Build a little bramble castle. It is by a main road though, so probably not the best location.
The thorns in this shot remind me of the massive forest of thorns the prince has to cut down in Disney's Sleeping Beauty (spoiler). The aesthetic of those dark, twisted branches is probably one of my favourite Disney moments ever, and I think we should have that around our hypothetical castle in the brambles.
There was also a lone bumblebee buzzing around us, so of course I invaded its space for a photograph like some kind of terrible bee paparazzi. Hanging around bees is a strong favourite pastime of mine at the moment. I'm like a third wheel, but with bees. A third wing.
I lost the bee pretty quickly. Bees are way too fast for me. I would love to watch a bee Formula One. I then took more pictures of the blackberries instead because they can't fly away and reject me.
I took photos of the berries while Elliot diligently crouched down in a bush to retrieve them. You will never see a man concentrate so hard on berries. I mean, unless you're at a berry convention. Do berry conventions exist? Sign me up.
One day soon I will write a story for one of those "SHOCKING REAL LIFE STORIES" magazines entitled "The Day My Boyfriend's Face Merged With A Bramble Patch".
Here's an artistic berry family silhouette. I am available for berry weddings and berry bar/bat mitzvahs (please find my contact link in the sidebar if you are a berry looking for a photographer).
That is all the berry news and gossip I have for now.