This fall I’ve become enchanted with berries and, knowing that I’m watching out for them, berries seem to be appearing everywhere I look. Honestly, I never paid attention to berries before. If you’d asked me a few months ago if berries were all round, I’d have said “yes,” but now I know differently.
Today along the west side of the Reservoir, I saw berries so darkly blue that they were almost black. I didn’t have my camera, but hope to snatch a photo before the birds eat them or they fall to the ground.
On second thought, it’s possible that birds don’t like black berries. I put some cut branches of orange winter berries in my window boxes and a cardinal appeared to check them out. He took one bite and spit it out. I wonder what color berry he prefers.
Now, have a look at the berries below. Have you ever seen anything like them? I’m glad the birds don’t gobble them all up before we get a chance to appreciate their splendor.