Sunday, May 23, 2010

A study in blueberries

This morning a fog hung over everything in the early hours until the sun rose high enough to burn it away. It left behind some beautiful droplets on our swelling blueberries (click on the pictures for a larger view, then use the back arrow to return to the blog):

The little berrylets sometimes held the drops as though they were little fairy cups:

I've come to learn that blueberry plants vary the color of their bark with the seasons. In all seasons they are a delight to look at. Their colors, aways in hues of greens and reds (and white with the blossoms), are constantly changing. I can't wait 'till I spy some blue!:

Someday this will be a nice little handful of berries:

A sip of morning dew, anyone?:

I hope we get to pick these when they're ripe, and the birds don't get to them first!:

Such beautiful colors:

A delight to look upon:

And the sunshine only makes them prettier:


jo said...

Truly and without a hint of exaggeration: EXQUISITE.
When superb subject matter, a good camera and talent come together.
My turn to be green with envy.
Who needs winter green when you can have this?
BTW, don't you dare eat those beauties :-)

ICQB said...

Hi Jo!

Ha! Just try and stop me from eating them once they're ripe :-)

And thank you. I have to say, though, that I really couldn't do it without the camera, which is extremely easy to use (a Nikon coolpix 7900).

jo said...

A Coolpix too!!
Mine is the forerunner: 990, now ten years old and the sensor seems to be all tuckered out.
More questions on chat. Please take a look if you have time.

ICQB said...

Hi Jo!

I popped over to the chat.

And I forgot to say that the last two pictures in this post were taken by my daughter. She woke up and was miffed that I had taken pictures without her, so she ran out with her camera. The dew was gone, but she snapped away anyway.

We like to compete to see who can take the best shots :-)