Colorful returns

There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered.
Nelson Mandela


(early season wild blackberries / middle of nowhere Troup County, Georgia / Julie Cook / 2015)

Bejeweled little beauties
Transforming in the May sun’s warmth
Like tiny chameleons. . .
They charm and captivate
First green then red
And later purple, maybe even blue. . .
Before finally reaching the lusciousness of black. . .
Bulging with sweetness
Beguiling and beloved
They bedazzle and bewitch
Tempt and bemuse
Announcing Summer’s triumphant return . . .

6 comments on “Colorful returns

  1. ColorStorm says:

    Love your BE-attitudes………………………;)

    • Thank you CS—such things as berries re-emerging, season after season. . .growing, changing, ripening—for both sustenance and pleasure is one of those small miracles that so often goes unnoticed as it is an act simply taken for granted. . . which when contemplated, can be mind blowing –what I see is something tiny but nonetheless miraculous, what others see is merely the season of growing and change—such is man’s fickled perspective. . .

  2. Are those from this year? Wow they do ripen early, my blackberries are starting to show some color but not nearly that much, and if these rains don’t stop and the sun doesn’t shine soon, everything is going to die from root rot and lack of light. I really do think it’s time to start building an Ark. Hugs, N ๐Ÿ™‚ โค

    • I saw these Sunday, in the woods about an hour south of here–I was really shocked they were ripe—The news out of Texas is tragic to say the least. These floods are truly epic—
      many prayers are being said

      • Epic that’s a great word for what’s happening here. Thanks so much for sending up prayers. We have several big lakes in the area and the Trinitiy river flows through Ft. Worth and Dallas and all of them are at or over flood stage already and the rain just keeps on a comin’. In all the years I’ve lived here I’ve never seen rain like this. For 4 or 5 weeks at least, it has rain some nearly every day and on many a day it’s rained a lot. Surely it will have to start letting up some time soon. ๐Ÿ™‚ โค

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