A Few Surprises!
[Photo: Old-timer on tractor waved to old-timer on motorcycle]
I tasted a few small purple berries before returning to my motorcycle. They were indeed elderberries, but the bush did not appear very healthy. Other healthier bushes nearby, which I reckoned were elderberries too, tasted bitter. Not elderberries, for certain. (My earlier forecasts of a bumper crop do not now include these Crossley-Hunter bushes!) Maybe currants?
I stopped at a couple of other elderberry sites on my way to Pt. Bruce, and my prediction of a "great season for elderberry pies" still stands.
Photos from along the way:
Elderberries, asparagus are between Menno Mex and Luton : )
Lone songster at Crossley-Hunter bridge.
In spite of a few surprises and one regret (I did not take a swimsuit and the water looked and felt lovely), I'll be back on the bike next week, when good weather allows.
Please link to Birds, Pt. Bruce and Berries 3.