Beautiful bowl of bright red cherries,with their green leaves still and in a stainless steel collainder.

Cherries in Redding, Shasta County, CA

Beautiful stainless steel colander of cherries, just picked.
Redding is hot, and in the spring we have perfect cherries.
Beautiful collainder filled with cherries on an old wooden ladder.
Cherry Tree in Redding, California.

These are the most beautiful and tasty cherries ever!  I sure loved them when we had them to pick every year.  That is when the birds did not get to them first.  One year, they were there, and the next day they were gone!  Apparently, it was the same all around for many cherry crops.

 

 

 

 

Beautiful bowl of bright red cherries,with their green leaves still and in a stainless steel collainder.
Cherries grow so easily in northern California.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The cherries only get better each year!  I don’t live there at the moment, but I am sure the cherries were just as delicious if not better than the years before.  I did make some cherry jam once, and it was delicious!  I gave some to my relatives, and kept some for myself also.

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Pomegranate, A Delicious and Nutritious Fruit

Pictures are cleaned pomegranate seeds in a stainless steel collainder over a white bowl.
Pomegranates grow well in California.

 

A pomegranate fruit was one of my favorites as a child and still is. It is so delicious, worth the effort it takes to peel.I f you put one in a bowl or sink of water, it is less messy and also easier to peel. You can thank my aunt for that piece of advice. She uses them in a particular salad that she serves. Recently I read something about the pomegranate seeds being very good for you.  They have large quantities of antioxidants also.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Close up picture of a cleaned pomegranate seeds in a thin stainless steel weaved colainder, over a white bowl.
Pomegranates taste great!

 

 

 

I found this site which I found to be very well made.   If you have never had a pomegranate, this would be a very helpful site.

http://www.pomegranates.org

 

 

 

 

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Pictured is a tiny pomegranate, started to form, a pink and green color, in Chico, CA

Pomegranate Tree in Chico, Butte County

Beautiful blooms for the pomegranate fruit in Chico California. A bright pink in the sunligt.
Pomegranate fruit blooming in the sun.

I love pomegranates, they are so delicious.  I remember eating them when I was a child, and eating the seeds sometimes but not all the time.
Recently, I read the seeds are really good for you.  Pomegranates in general are very good for you.  Wonderful as an addition in salads.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pomegranate fruit starting to form in Chico, California.
Pomegranate.

 

 

 

My friend has a pomegranate tree in Chico, California.  The blossoms were just turning to fruit in early July.  The pomegranates are probably about ready now, and I should call my friend and see if they are ripe yet.

 

Pomegranate just starting and blossom dying off.

Beautiful pomegranates! This one is still very green, and the beginning of the fruit looks like a flower at the bottom, you can see the flower bloom dark pink wilted away.
Pomegranate fruit just starting, the flower bloom is seen wilting away.

Pictured is a small pomegranate tree in the fall in Chico, California.
Small pomegranate tree in Chico California.

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Picture of blackberries, different stages, some very greenish red, to bright red to black. When they are shiny they are perfect and ready to be picked. This pic the berries are in the pine tree and blue sky in the background.

Blackberries in Trinity County, California

Picture of blackberries, different stages, some very greenish red, to bright red to black. When they are shiny they are perfect and ready to be picked. This pic the berries are in the pine tree and blue sky in the background.
Beautiful blackberries ripe and ready to be picked.

 

 

 

We had an early blackberry season this year, maybe from all the rain.  Almost all the blackberries are drying up except a few bushes in shadier areas.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pictured a half gallon of perfect blackberries in a stailess steel metal bowl sitting on a metal chair with holes and painted white, which is a contrast to the blackberries.
Pictured my favorite bowls for picking are the stainless steel.

 

 

 

 

 

You can smell the blackberries in the air, and it has a scent of blackberry wine.  The season is almost over, as it’s also getting cold at night.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Beautiful very ripe blackberries, in a portrait picture, they are hanging and each blackberry is very ripe, black and shiny, ready to be picked. A very green backdrop of blackberry leaves and also pine tree needles.
These are perfect blackberries. Right after I shot the photo I picked them.

 

 

 

So far, I’ve made some seedless blackberry jam, and froze some blackberries also.  I plan to pick the last of the berries and make more jam.

Throughout the summer I have been taking photographs of the blackberries.   I think they are great!  I love the color combination of the red berries, and black and sometimes green.

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