Monday, July 29, 2013

Searching for a Sea of Blue

With my last totally free weekend before I head back to school, yeah that's right school... 
Starting Tuesday I will be heading off to university to further my education in forestry. 
With that said, I spent my last study free Saturday looking for blueberries. 
Never hurts to have bear spray with you, especially when your a good ways from a main road. 
You can bet that as much as you're looking for natures blue bounty, there will be a bear or two also looking. 
Honestly I don't even know if this can of spray would do anything, have had it in my cruising vest for some time now.
 I guess the comfort is in knowing that I have never used it. 
It's probably still a bit early as you can tell by the bush above, however it's never a bad idea to scope out an area.
The good thing about blueberries is you can generally find them anywhere. 
I find myself sticking to dryer sandy sites with evident rock outcropping. 
Older clear cuts often offer great opportunities to fill your pails.
Within a few minutes.
Once you find them its hard to stop picking. With the rain picking up, I opted to head back to the truck.
Spot marked for my return...
Berries put to good use...

2 comments:

The Desert Echo said...

Oh wow great photos and so jealous about blueberries growing wild where you live. No wild blueberries in Australia just salt bush :S

Brian Marshall said...

Thanks! Blueberry picking is pretty great... hurts the back but its worth it. Salt bush eh... Are the berries edible?