I have been black berry picking again if you haven't guessed. I drove out to Mount Compass about 40 minutes from where I live and stopped on the side of the road to pick berries. It is getting towards the end of the season so bigger and juicer berries are actually found under trees and shaded growth. All the other berries are beginning to look dried and shrivelled.
A banksia tree also mixed in amongst the brambles competing for space
A couple of kilos of berries all for jam making. We seem to have consumed most of the first three jars I made ...hopefully this lot will last longer.
I am feeling very blessed to be alive today. On the way to blackberry picking I witnessed a young lad skid off his motorcycle right in front of me as he came around the corner too fast and he got up and walked away with only a grazed knee. I cant believe his neck didn't even hurt from the bounce of his body across the road. He is a very fortunate young man that the traffic was stopped at the lights and he didn't get run over after he survived his fall. I am sure he is feeling even more blessed.
So to everyone - take care on the roads.