Monday, July 13, 2009

Photo of the Week - "Weeds"

I do not understand why blackberries are considered "weeds". Yes, I know they are a bully of a plant, but so is mint, so are strawberries. Then again, I like dandelions and wild violets too, so maybe it's just me, but I don't take offense to the presence of blackberries the way some people do. I love their pretty pink blossoms.


I especially love their fruit! In just a few weeks these embryonic berries will start to turn to a purple so deep it looks almost black. Mmmmmm... I can almost smell the cobbler now.


I like bees too, but that's not why I put up this little guy's photo. I am getting better at finding my camera's focus point in macro mode and I am darned proud of the way he turned out. Isn't he a photogenic little bug?


I gotta say that is is MUCH easier to find things to photograph around here in the summer than it was in January!

9 comments:

Michelle Eaton said...

I didn't know that they are considered a weed. I love them too. Great pic of the bee!

HElen said...

I love blackberries also. And the bug picture - is one cool bug picture!

Serena said...

I didn't know that they were classified as weeds either....I LOVE blackberry jam!

Fabulous pics, especially of the bee!

Jennifer Rose said...

hmm I didn't know they were weeds either. I've never liked blackberries, not sure why tho as I like most other berries.

that is such a neat photo with the bee and the berries emerging. Neat to see how they berries form :)

Sprite said...

Those are great photos Judi! I didnt know that either. What texture! That little guy came out terrific, oddly enough I love bee photos. You're brave getting up all close ;)

Hugs,
Sprite

Shashi Nayagam said...

You are getting very good at this. I love black berries but not the bush lol!

Kerry said...

I am one of those that didn't
t know it was considered a weed, lovely shots!! I am a fan of dandelions also (:

Dia said...

'A weed is merely a plant whose use we don't know' -
In my area, we have one sweet small native blackberry, & the big guy (which is pretty darn invasive, so if you have much property, it can be hard to garden around!) is from Europe . . .
As Sashi says, I do enjoy the berries, (& the flower essence definition is someting about tenacity :) I tend to like to pick blackberries somewhere else (my mother-in law's acerage always has plenty) & try to keep my own under control - tho I'd never spray :)

& love love love my black cap raspberries, currents, blueberries, strawberries . . . & dandelions are welcome here!

Sandy said...

Love that bottom photo with the bee.