Comox Valley Wildberries

Sweet Wild Blackberries

Sweet Wild Blackberries

All the Quimper Hittys are fond of wildberries, and small hands were busy for hours picking them.  Outside of Linnea’s new home is a forest path which leads to secret patches of delicious berries!  After supper we went for a stroll…

Traling vines

Traling vines

Tatty and Dulcie spent quite a long time in the autochthonous blackberry patch…

Delicate

Delicate

so did the smallest human in the family…

Blackberry Heaven

Blackberry Heaven

…they were in blackberry heaven!

Woodpecker Tree

Woodpecker Tree

As well as berries, wild animals abound in the woods though we didn’t see many up close. Constance and Linnea did rest in the pileated woodpecker cavities in this cedar tree…

They can get this big

They can get this big

…and further along the trail, they met a giant liquorice slug…they were glad it was not one of the 25 cm long ones!!!

Huckleberry bush

Huckleberry bush

…the red huckleberries were ripe everywhere…after filling our punnet (not that simple when a two-year-old is helping), we turned around and headed back to the cabin.

Linnea

Linnea

On the way back we rested in Linnea’s favourite shady glade – this is Twinflower – Linnaea borealis.  Linnea feels right at home in this woods!

 

Bounty

Bounty

Everyone was happy to have berries for dessert!

Can you believe it – this is the eight-hundredth post on the Quimper Hitty Blog??!

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20 thoughts on “Comox Valley Wildberries

    • The feral large Himalayan ones are not ripe, but the sweet little wild west coast ones are a bit earlier! I know where there is a secret patch of them right here in Victoria and ate a couple yesterday! Thank you for the congrats – it seems like an awfully big number!

  1. EIGHT hundred?! And we were patting ourselves on the back for our five hundred episodes of Ellen and Pink!
    Sigh. Thank you for your eight hundred days of delight.
    tcv

  2. Happy 800th! I have loved every one of them- thank you so much for all the joy you bring your faithful followers! Once again, your photos are enchanting, and I adore the photo of the Granddaughter’s chubby wee hand. Just lovely!

  3. Happy 800th! Wow…that does seem like alot…no wonder your QHs are in such good shape…they’ve been busy!
    Agreed that this was a very rich episode…especially enjoyed seeing the gigantic pileated woodpecker cavities…and they size of that slug! and…also that little hand…hard to believe they littlest is that big already. Thank you!

    • You are welcome – we are happy that you and so many other internet Hitty friends are enjoying our little prowlings and adventures…it is always a bonus when people write to say so.

  4. 800!! congrats on a big anniversary. how I have enjoyed this blog and your wonderful girls. Always makes me smile and often helps me learn something new. My horizons have been broadened..thank you.
    Love Linnea’s pinny That is some really cute fabric! and all those berries….heavenly!

    • We’ve had so much fun documenting the entertaining lives of the Quimper Hittys, and we love all our faithful internet followers it would be much less fun if people didn’t comment and encourage!

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