Yes indeedy... the first of the luscious blackberries are ready to pick.
It didn't take long to get 1/4 of the bucket filled... but we need some more.
This looks like a good branch! I... of course... do not touch blackberries except to have them fed to me (like someone fed grapes to Cleopatra)... blackberries are super juicy and I don't think juice stains would come off my fur beary well!
While we were picking... I noticed some chicory plants. This is a European weed that's been introduced to North America. Apparently you can use the roots to make a coffee substitute... but... the reason I was interested in them was...
Do you see it???
The bees love chicory too - see that bee in the one flower? They were moving around so fast though it was hard to get a good picture.