Friday, May 25, 2012

Bumper crop

Surprisingly, in just the last week or so, the blackberry gauntlet along the Whatcom Falls Trail has been making up for lost time and 2012 looks like a bumper crop.

The county's most prolific species of wild berry is blooming right on schedule for a change. Come August local berry pickers will be braving thorn scratches, along with stained fingers and tee shirts, to fill whatever containers are handy for pies and jam.

What makes this particular stretch of Bellingham so special is that it has always seemed to have more than enough sweet stuff to go around for every variety of hoarder.

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