Some of the Raspberries Are Ripe

June 24, 2013

Ripening raspberries

Ripening raspberries

“Some of the raspberries are ripe, the most innocent and simple of fruit, the purest and most ethereal.”
— Henry David Thoreau, from The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, Vol. 6, Summer (July 2, 1851)

Raspberries with blue sky

Raspberries with blue sky

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4 Responses to “Some of the Raspberries Are Ripe”

  1. Renee Says:

    I have a raspberry bush also but like my berries darker and sweeter

  2. garden.poet Says:

    I think the most rousing quality of raspberries is their apparent dustiness. It gives their sweetness the quality described.

    • Rosemary Says:

      I see the dustiness on the berries, but never realized that this was so characteristic of this fruit.

      • garden.poet Says:

        Not necessarily actual dust, but just the look of them. The little hairs when they catch the light. In my experience, at least, lol.


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