57 thoughts on “The Devil didn’t spit on these!

  1. People say that here about the blackberries too. We had amazing crops this year. Still can find an odd edible one, but most past it now

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      1. I thought it was because he fell into a patch of brambles when he was cast out of heaven by St Michael for being a Very Naughty Angel, and peevishly spat on them, something he has dedicated time for on every anniversary since.

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      2. The weather has been so strange here that I think we might have a third flush of berries before the frosts properly set in. I have plants in the garden coming back into bud because it warmed up again recently after a brief cold spell. Make the most of those berries, Margaret!

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  2. The berries on the brambles round here came out early and the Devil had a field day spitting on them. We went out foraging in late August, as per personal tradition, but they’d already been done for by the extreme heat. Fortunately, we got to the early September ones before the Devil had a chance.

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    1. I remember when we lived in France I found them deeply inferior to their English cousins. But then here we can’t do Mediterranean fruit so it all comes out fair in the end.

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  3. beautiful photo… the fall colors are brilliant here in the midwest and the fruit on the trees are ready for picking… I am always amazed at the lore to explain science… there is a place for lore and religion and science to coexist in the modern world. gotta have faith

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  4. Didn’t know about the spitting Devil, but my mum used to warn us about picking them from low down. That prolific crop in your sunny photo certainly looks well above dog height!

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