Ahh..the wonder of the late summer blackberry.
Almost as big as my thumb, these beauties topped our ice cream, landed in our oatmeal, and were luscious in our scones.
It’s bad enough that it grows smack dab in the middle of the poison ivy at the edge of the ravine. But then you have the thorns – or should I say spikes?
Those bad boys are so nasty you almost need almost full-body gear for protection!
And of course – there’s the heat and humidity – making that full body gear almost unbearable.
So why do we bother?
Because the warm, sweet deliciousness of a freshly picked blackberry – that stains your hands, your tongue, even the kitchen counter – is just that good.
It makes that kerplink – kerplank – kerplunk in the bottom of the bucket music to our ears.
Some things in life are just worth the extra effort.