Hot, cold, hot , wet, dry,wet

This has been a most peculiar summer – the weather doesn’t seem able to make up it’s mind.  Two days ago it poured all day, sweaters on, lit the fire in the living room.  Yesterday was one of the best days of the summer, took sweater off,  went
blackberry picking, blackberries sat outside.   Today is starting off in a threatening manner.  Anyway, if it rains, tant pis:  I have bramble jelly to finish making, from windfall apples, the few blackberries picked plus a bag of last year’s fruit from the freezer.

Our enchanting small friend Constance Constance et Jock  was with us for two mornings this week,
and it will take another week to recoup the energy!  

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20 Responses to 6-word-Saturday

  1. Aquila says:

    My mulberries looked like those blackberries. Huge, sweet and extremely abundant this year. More than enough to share with the birds.

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  2. You’ve made me smile today. If it rains, too bad. 🙂 We FINALLY had some rain and I’m hoping for more. The weather is sideways everywhere. I’m delighted to have a break from the intense heat we’ve had all summer. My brambles are growing under the trees and get not enough sunshine for berries, only brambles. Little ones wear me out faster now too. I sure wish we could turn the energy ration around.


  3. Hello Viv, we picked up blackberries this morning. At the supermarket. While they will be lovely with yogurt, nothing I can do to them will make them look as gorgeous as your freshly picked berries! Just found and followed your lovely blog.

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  4. Luanne says:

    Bramble jelly! I am sure I’ve heard of it in stories as a child. But I don’t know what it is nor have I ever heard of anyone outside of a fairy tale making or eating it! I’m enchanted!

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  5. magicalmysticalteacher says:

    Wild weather, huh?

    Jade/Shadows/Six Words


  6. Shame I’m going to miss that jam 😦


  7. catterel says:

    Bramble jelly – childhood bliss! They built a council estate on the fields and hedges where we used to pick blackberries.


  8. Ron. says:

    Yeah, we had our typical 3 days of summer and are now fully engaged in our (as ever) fully variable Autumn. Snow’s around the corner.

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  9. Misky says:

    Rain, rain, rain, and lots of it here! It feels more like autumn. I’ll be making applesauce this weekend, and Peder will make more pickles. We’ll have lots of pickles this year!


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  10. katechiconi says:

    Bramble jelly is an enduring memory of English summers… Sadly not available here – brambles are a noxious weed in Australia and are ripped out at the first sign!

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  11. Becky B says:

    Definitely one of the oddest Augusts weather wise – resisting tights so far on the cold days!

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  12. I must go down the lane and pick some blackberries…thanks for the reminder:)

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