Comments on: Wild Blackberries http://www.designmom.com/2011/09/wild-blackberries/ The Intersection of Design & Motherhood Tue, 20 May 2014 01:55:12 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.5.1 By: Sarah W http://www.designmom.com/2011/09/wild-blackberries/comment-page-1/#comment-376944 Sarah W Sat, 08 Sep 2012 06:16:33 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=13231#comment-376944 My family just moved to Washington and the blackberries grow like weeds! It is so wonderful. We put them on our cereal, and have made cobbler, clafoutis, jam, and blackberry lemonade. And of course we eat them alone by the handfuls as well. So good! Coming from the east coast where they are so expensive to buy, I feel as you do that I am getting a gift everytime we pick them!

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By: bdaiss http://www.designmom.com/2011/09/wild-blackberries/comment-page-1/#comment-295076 bdaiss Thu, 08 Sep 2011 18:00:25 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=13231#comment-295076 We have chokecherries and raspberries and service berries growing wild here. I also gather cherries and apples from a friend as well as strawberries from our own patch. I’m hoping to plant a bunch of cherry and apple trees in our lower land and make an orchard. We’ll see how that goes.

Your photos make me reminisce on our trip to California last year. My SIL lives in northern California amongst the redwoods. We were driving along when we spotted a literal WALL of black berry bushes loaded with fruit. We turned ourselves purple on our spoils. I just wished we’d had a way to bring some home.

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By: carole http://www.designmom.com/2011/09/wild-blackberries/comment-page-1/#comment-294664 carole Thu, 08 Sep 2011 00:18:38 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=13231#comment-294664 When I was young we lived near a park that had about a dozen pecan trees. I loved to go there in the late summer and early fall and pick up all I could (no one else seemed to even be interested). The whole process – the search in the long grass for the pecans, the feeling of abundance over how many there always were, taking them home and shelling them – are all great memories. A favorite thing to do when shelling was to try to remove the whole nutmeat in one piece. It didn’t happen often, but when it did? It was an amazing feeling of accomplishment for a kid.

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By: MeSusan http://www.designmom.com/2011/09/wild-blackberries/comment-page-1/#comment-294404 MeSusan Wed, 07 Sep 2011 14:20:03 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=13231#comment-294404 Great guidance,Mom. Show style you like ahea
d of shopping. You are teach her design.

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By: Bre http://www.designmom.com/2011/09/wild-blackberries/comment-page-1/#comment-294393 Bre Wed, 07 Sep 2011 12:54:23 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=13231#comment-294393 this is such a beautiful post. I love the photo of the three girls… how gorgeous

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By: Maggie http://www.designmom.com/2011/09/wild-blackberries/comment-page-1/#comment-294389 Maggie Wed, 07 Sep 2011 09:38:50 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=13231#comment-294389 “There’s something so wonderful about gathering food that belongs to no one and that you didn’t purposely plant or cultivate. It very much feels like a gift.”

I love this quote. You are so right; it’s “feels like a gift.” It got me thinking that the whole world is this way. Here we are living on it and we didn’t make it. We are lucky to be living on such a beautiful planet.

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By: Stephanie http://www.designmom.com/2011/09/wild-blackberries/comment-page-1/#comment-294360 Stephanie Wed, 07 Sep 2011 06:04:07 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=13231#comment-294360 Gorgeous, GORGEOUS images Gabby.

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By: Genevieve http://www.designmom.com/2011/09/wild-blackberries/comment-page-1/#comment-294332 Genevieve Wed, 07 Sep 2011 03:22:50 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=13231#comment-294332 adorable picture of the girls and gorgeous pics of the berries!

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By: Leslie http://www.designmom.com/2011/09/wild-blackberries/comment-page-1/#comment-294316 Leslie Wed, 07 Sep 2011 01:48:18 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=13231#comment-294316 Hello, love your blog and have been following for some time – since seeing you all on HHI : )

The blackberries are gorgeous – what a blessing to have them so close… love your photos and your darling sweet children.

I recall picking berries many times over the years, the best were the wild black raspberries growing very wild at a friend’s farm. We had to wear full ‘bee keeper’ gear, it was a super hot humid day with lots of bees battling us for the berries and hilarious race to pick all we could – her husband pulled up in his pick up and started eating all our berries. Oh no! ha… we did salvage most!

They were dee-licious : ) thank you for reminding me of that yummy memory!

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By: Claudia Boress http://www.designmom.com/2011/09/wild-blackberries/comment-page-1/#comment-294290 Claudia Boress Tue, 06 Sep 2011 22:47:58 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=13231#comment-294290 A few years ago my husband and I went hiking in the Blue Ridge Parkway. We got really hungry and noticed fields of beautiful red berries. So, we picked and picked and it was so exhilarating! We kept giggling and feeding one another. To this day it’s one of my favorite memories :)

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By: Naomi http://www.designmom.com/2011/09/wild-blackberries/comment-page-1/#comment-294289 Naomi Tue, 06 Sep 2011 22:34:32 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=13231#comment-294289 Blackberries remind me of the end of summer. My mum would regularly hand out two litre ice cream tubs to each member of the family (six of us) and we would go bramble picking through the wood behind our house and not return until the tubs were full (as well as our bellies!). We were serious pickers, we used to put hooks on the end of old broom handles to reach the highest and juciest of berries!

Mum would then spend the next few days making jam, I especially loved to watch when she strained the berries through muslin. We children of course fought over who would be first to taste the jam on warm, freshly cooked rolls…heaven! The leftover berries were frozen and we would spend the autumn and winter months eating blackberry crumble and pies. (And giving away multiple pots of jam to friends!)

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By: Sarah http://www.designmom.com/2011/09/wild-blackberries/comment-page-1/#comment-294260 Sarah Tue, 06 Sep 2011 19:49:00 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=13231#comment-294260 What a great way of putting it– the fruit is like a gift! I had never thought of it that way but now it seems so much more special!

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By: Andrea@Fancy That! http://www.designmom.com/2011/09/wild-blackberries/comment-page-1/#comment-294250 Andrea@Fancy That! Tue, 06 Sep 2011 19:11:57 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=13231#comment-294250 Very rarely–but I love pulling off the side of the road to cut wildflowers!

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By: Melissa@Julia's Bookbag http://www.designmom.com/2011/09/wild-blackberries/comment-page-1/#comment-294249 Melissa@Julia's Bookbag Tue, 06 Sep 2011 19:10:35 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=13231#comment-294249 Oh Gabrielle! I just began eating blackberries with cream this summer and WHERE HAS THIS BEEN ALL MY LIFE? It is truly one of the best things I have ever eaten! Beyond delicious.

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By: Lauren http://www.designmom.com/2011/09/wild-blackberries/comment-page-1/#comment-294246 Lauren Tue, 06 Sep 2011 18:59:50 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=13231#comment-294246 Hi, Design mom! Your photographs are lovely. I also posted about a blackberry picking trip…mine was to a farm, not nearly as wild as you! (http://seefritz.com/2011/08/beautiful-summer-fruit/)

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By: Design Mom http://www.designmom.com/2011/09/wild-blackberries/comment-page-1/#comment-294237 Design Mom Tue, 06 Sep 2011 18:13:00 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=13231#comment-294237 Hi Jen! Thanks for the compliment. I use a Canon 50D. These were shot with a 50mm 1:14 lens.

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By: Design Mom http://www.designmom.com/2011/09/wild-blackberries/comment-page-1/#comment-294236 Design Mom Tue, 06 Sep 2011 18:11:50 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=13231#comment-294236 Gasp! Just realized I have no idea what a huckleberry looks like. I’ve heard/read about them my whole life but don’t know that I’ve ever eaten one. Off to Google an image…

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By: Design Mom http://www.designmom.com/2011/09/wild-blackberries/comment-page-1/#comment-294235 Design Mom Tue, 06 Sep 2011 18:10:45 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=13231#comment-294235 Just thinking of sour cherries is making my mouth water. Sour cherry pie is my favorite.

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By: Allison http://www.designmom.com/2011/09/wild-blackberries/comment-page-1/#comment-294234 Allison Tue, 06 Sep 2011 18:03:01 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=13231#comment-294234 I live in Denver, and this summer my husband and I picked over twelve pounds of sour cherries from the cherry trees along Cherry Creek – we made frozen yogurt, cherry-almond cake, clafoutis, compote, jam…..it was awesome.

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By: Dia http://www.designmom.com/2011/09/wild-blackberries/comment-page-1/#comment-294216 Dia Tue, 06 Sep 2011 16:20:22 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=13231#comment-294216 I agree! The one of the three girls and their shadows is breath-taking!

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