Sunday, October 26, 2008

Purple Pokeberries for Green Thumb Sunday


Purple Pokeberries for Green Thumb Sunday


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I took this image earlier this summer, and until just a couple of weeks ago, I didn't know what kind of berry they were. I ran across them while reading and was happy to find they are called Pokeberries.

It was the first time I have seem them, and I thought those pink stems were quite something.

The birds were scrambling over themselves to get at them and they didn't appreciate me being around so I tried to make it quick.

While I was snapping this, the boys were about 20 feet away checking out their find.

As they put it - I almost lost the both of them in one pop.

Come back next week to see what their extraordinary find was.












16 comments:

  1. Poison berries.

    But they do look good enough to eat.

    I haven't been around for a while so I thought I stop by and 'tag' you. Hope you don't mind. Stop by my place and 'pick up' the rules.

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  2. tis a pretty berry and branch, will wait with bated breath for the next chapter in your saga.

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  3. One of my favorite subjects...aren't they just gorgeous!!!!...beautiful..

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  4. OH, I hate waiting, but I'll be back.

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  5. Kathy thanks for sharing, I did not know what they were too. On the other hand your close ups area always so nice and crisp. Anna :)

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  6. Wonderful shot Kathy. But if thse are what they think are then it's a good thing the boys didn't eat any.

    When I was little and we lived in Arkansas for a while we had these every where. We use to smash them. They have a beautiful color in the juices. But our mothers didn't care for it too much because it will set permanent stains.

    Also they are highly poisonous if ingested. I am not positive that I have the right berry from the right tree but they sure look like the ones we use to plat with when I was a kid.

    Great shot as always!!:-)))

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  7. Hi WiseAcre - Thanks for stopping by. I will be over to see what I have been tagged with.

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  8. Rosemary - It is something BIG - can't wait to post it!

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  9. Thanks, Amy - those stems really got to me - what a color!

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  10. Hi Rose - I hate waiting too - it will be worth it, though!

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  11. Hi Jackie - you are right - they are poisonous to us mammals - but not to the birds. And, here I thought, if the birds could eat them we could too. The seeds are poisonous - they pass right through the bird's system, but we digest them and they kill us.
    They make a great photo anyway.

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  12. Yes they certainly did! I have always loved the colors and you captured them perfectly.:-)))

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  13. That's a great shot. I didn't know that they had pink stems. I'm sure that helps attract the birds!

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