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"The Berry Pickers" - art by Lisa Walraven

"The Berry Pickers" - art by Lisa Walraven

Japanese wineberries

Delicious sweet/sharp, wine-flavoured berries, conveniently at their peak between summer and autumn raspberries.

WIKIPEDIA: Rubus phoenicolasius (Japanese WineberryWineberry, or Wine Raspberry) is a species of raspberry (Rubus subgenus Idaeobatus) native to northernChinaJapan, and Korea.[2] The species was introduced to Europe and North America as an ornamental plant and for its potential in breeding hybrid raspberries. It has subsequently escaped from cultivation and become naturalised and sometimes invasive in parts of Europe and eastern North America.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_Wineberry

Wet and Wild Berries

Wet and Wild Berries

Ripe Berries 

Ripe Berries 

Berry Sweet - heart

Berry Sweet - heart

Autumn Leaves ~  Darwin Bell @ flickr

Autumn Leaves ~  Darwin Bell @ flickr

A simple Chinaberry Tree always gives me pleasure.  When I was a kid living on the ranch in southern Arizona, our kitchen had a red corragated tin roof.  Next to the wall that ran along the kitchen yard was a huge China Berry tree that I used to climb and where I would peacefully contemplate life. In the spring, when the purple blossoms came, it was downright intoxicating up there.
When the summer rains came, we knew it was a really good rain when all the berries and rain came pounding down on that old tin roof.  It was almost frightfully deafening in there.  But we stayed dry and safe.
I love those trees to this day.

A simple Chinaberry Tree always gives me pleasure.  When I was a kid living on the ranch in southern Arizona, our kitchen had a red corragated tin roof.  Next to the wall that ran along the kitchen yard was a huge China Berry tree that I used to climb and where I would peacefully contemplate life. In the spring, when the purple blossoms came, it was downright intoxicating up there.

When the summer rains came, we knew it was a really good rain when all the berries and rain came pounding down on that old tin roof.  It was almost frightfully deafening in there.  But we stayed dry and safe.

I love those trees to this day.