A Walk on the Wild Side

Unlike the blackberries I planted, our black raspberries (Rubus occidentalis) are as packed with thorns as they are with berries.

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This wild raspberry patch grew in an area we had cleared with the intention of planting something, and then abandoned when life got away from us for a bit. Normally I discourage anything with thorns from growing, but this is a spot where no one needs to walk regularly, and well, berries. Who can say no to berries?

As I approach, birds scatter and chipmunks chitter in alarm as they scurry for cover. They’re willing to brave the thorns, but deem a human too great a danger.

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