May. 22, 2018

common blackberry, Rubus allegheniensis

Blackberries! Yum! Or blackberries! Yuck! You never really know what you've got til it's in your mouth. When they're good, they're very, very good. When they're not, they're bitter and kind of strange. And then there's the thorns. By the time the fruit's in your mouth, the scratches are probably on your arms. But being human, particularly us kids, we keep trying. Or these days we go to the supermarket. Sometimes there is a reason wild food makes it to the shelves. And so does the adventure; you never really know what you've got even there until it's in your mouth! Blackberries grow in thickets all over the place. Lenawee Co MI, 5/20/12.