Sunday, August 23, 2009

Purple Berries (235/365)

2009 08 23 IMG_9130 
“And the ambitious vine
Crowns with his purple mass
The cedar reaching high
To kiss the sky,
The cypress, pine,
And useful sassafras.”

Michael Drayton (1563-1631), British poet. To the Virginian Voyage (l. 31-36). . . Oxford Book of English Verse, The, 1250-1918. Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch, ed. (New ed., rev. and enl., 1939) Oxford University Press.

TIME:  6:40 PM
PLACE:  The backyard
SUBJECT:  Berries on Ampelopsis glandulosa brevipedunculate 'Elegans' (Variegated Porcelain Berry vine)

I can tell that late summer has arrived as my Porcelain Berry vine is starting to produce its fruit.  I first noticed the berries on Friday afternoon and made a mental note that I would need to take a picture of them.  I was busy today cleaning the kitchen and napping and didn’t take any pictures.  So tonight, after a delicious make-your-own-taco dinner, I went outside with my camera.  I found this cluster and was delighted with the spectrum of colors of the ripening berries.  I hope everyone out there in blogland also had a restful and relaxing Sunday.


Mari said...

I've never heard of this plant. What pretty colors!

Christina said...

Thanks for sharing! I've never heard of this.

SaraG said...

Beautiful plant. I love the color variations of the berries.
Beautiful photo!!

bentonflocke said...

wow what a spectrum of colors - never seen something like that!! Fantastic shot!

Jennifer McDougall said...

This is beautiful! My first thought when I saw your picture was a quote from the very wise Ralph Wiggum from The Simpsons: "I eated the purple berries.They taste like burning." lol

Great shot!