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Woods, water & worse/Jim Junttila

Pickin' and grinnin' in the berry patch

August 14, 2009
By Jim Junttila

It started innocently enough; slowly, almost imperceptibly, the white blossoms seduced the bees, then fell to the ground. Green berries took on that first blush of pink. A few ripened to that deep, rich, velvety red. Then suddenly, before we knew it, our outer fringes were overgrown. Overnight, under the cover of darkness, Raymbaultown, Bumbletown, Helltown, Hubbell and Lac la Belle were berried in thimbleberries, or close enough to sound the alarm.

 
 

 

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