Friday, August 3, 2012

Meeting the Berries

The Berry Family - click once to enlarge
As you can read from the list of my favorites further down, one of my favorite food items are strawberries. Unfortunately their season is pretty brief, but I remember picking them in New York and splurging on them. They are becoming quite popular in Malta too, although growing up, they were very rarely found. Well today I’d like you meet the rest of the berry family, and since I love everything that ends with the word -berry, this is one of my favorite photos. One of our parishioners, Mike Skidmore came over to the office yesterday and presented me with a variety of berries that grow in his garden. Needless to say I was smiling from ear to ear when I saw this collection of the berry family, and I quickly positioned them with a name tag for each group, and took this photo, which is easy to understand.

Listed in the photo are: strawberries, blueberries, green gooseberries, pixwell gooseberries, black currants, red currants, josta berries, loganberries, red raspberries, jewel black raspberries, crandall black currants, royal purple raspberries. Other berries are cranberries, mulberries, elderberries, bearberries, barberries, boysenberries and nannyberries. Enjoy them while they last.