Thursday, September 3, 2015

Snowberries. A harbinger?

 My friend on Jackson Street has a 50-foot row of Snowberry bushes along the road. Even thought they are a summer crop, they make me think of snow - wish for snow!  What intrigues me besides the hundreds of little white balls is what you can see when you look closer.  Berries and leaves in all stages of their seasonal cycle.  Some leaves thoroughly munched on by various insects and larvae.

 Insect egg clusters on the undersides of leaves.  Some berries still green, while others have ripened and then been devoured by birds.
 And a few clusters of buds and freshly bloomed flowers.  A season on a bush.

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