"Make it your ambition to lead a quiet life and attend to your own business and work with your hands........" 1 Thessalonians 4:11

Thursday, June 2, 2016

A few weeks ago , I posted about the wild Algerita Berry

bushes that grow abundantly and were full of blossoms and buzzing bees
( March 13 2016 post)

well, now they are heavy with sweet edible berries. 

The berries have a sweet tangy-ness to them.......safe to eat.......
but full of seed much like a black berry. Most people gather them to make jelly.
The leaves are very pointed and sharp and they hurt your fingers when trying to remove the berries.
I have heard of people laying a cloth underneath the bush and then whacking it with a broom to remove the berries easier. 

The Cherry Laurel is also heavy with berries. It grows wild here as well.  Although, not good for human consumption, the birds love to eat the juicy berries. 

My cactus was showing 
"its heart" to me the other day. I don't know how this sometimes occurs, but once in a while I spot a heart shaped cactus.

You have asked if I am in the middle of the terrible flood waters here in Texas.........no....
I am far away from that, however, as I was walking with Sophie, I saw this quickly approaching

in no time the whole sky was dark and orange and the dust so thick and choking.
Horrible dirt storms are sometimes a constant when the wind is blowing hard.
The next day, my car looked like someone poured a load of dirt all over it.
It covered the grass and the pumpkin plants out in the garden.
But in a day it was over and gone.
Hope this finds that you are having pleasant weather.


Anonymous said...

OH! I don't think I would like the dust storms! But your plants are sure different than ours in the NE and are neat! The berries are very abundant too.
Glad you aren't having the flooding rains! Andrea

Connie said...

The berry bushes are pretty and colorful, and I love the heart-shaped cactus. The dust storm I would not like at all. I'm glad we don't have those here. I enjoyed seeing your photos. I hope you have a nice weekend! :)

Prims By The Water said...

Oh my at first I thought that dust storm was a tornado. Interesting about the heart shaped cacti. Janice

Elaine/Muddling Through said...

Oh, Kathleen, I wish I could share some of this rain with you! Everything on your prairie looks good. Isn't it neat to see the different plants in different areas! I'd like to try some of that jelly.

lil red hen said...

Kathleen, I have a daughter who would love your wild flowers; she'd be trying to gather seeds. Hurry in from those clouds; don't stay out too long ~ lol

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Then wildflowers are lovely and hopefully they can withstand the dust storm, unlike your car. Those clouds looked very threatening and beautiful at the same time...nature can be fickle that way.

letslearnembroidery said...

Beautiful countryside pictures!