It's the end of May and early June. Great days for backroads. Greens begin to mature. All's fresh and lush. And the chilrens are still in school.
It so happens these days lie in the middle of a micro season long called Blackberry Winter. Characterized by tumultuous weather and the proliferation of wild blackberry whose peaking flowers make hills and fields look dusted with snow. Especially so this year soaked by unusually generous rainfall.
I love the showy fence lines and should have stopped a hundred times, but did this once. First admiring from a distance, then moving close. Close enough to hear the sensuous hummm from a chorus of bees slurping with a meadow of smiles. Each indifferent to the wealth of dusted snow flakes with cute crinkly petals.
© d090525-034 Blackberry on Fence
Upper Paw Paw Road
Madison County, North Carolina
Monday 25 May 2009