Hunting Cloudberries

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Its beautiful outside today and I dont have to be stuck in my kitchen so I thought I’d spend my morning harvesting all the blueberries from our front yard. All I needed was a bucket, my camera, and an ice cream cone and I was ready to rock. I got about half a bucket in when I became more interested in taking pictures of nice looking rocks. I decided to do a photo tour of my “back yard”. I just kind of meandered around up this large rocky hill beside our trailer to have a peek. There was a fantastic view at the top of the Inn and the ocean, and Joe Batts.

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The Black Tower!

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The blueberries are little plumpers now. So sweet!

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These mossy rocks were pretty. Kind of reminded me of a trout.

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Not sure what berry this is, but they are very cute, like little buttons that have eaten too much dinner.

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This is where CB has to sleep from now on.

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Caribou moss. I crushed a lot of it with my butt when I got too lazy to stoop to pick my berries. Sorry ma ‘bou.

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Epic rock fortress.

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This is I think an old metal bowl coated in white ceramic. It was very pretty. It reminded me of why I carry a camera with me. So I dont have to wander home carrying all kinds of random stink junk I saw in the woods and thought was “pretty”.

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Juniper berries. A chef at work told me it takes 4 years for a berry to turn blue. So much effort just to have me swoop in and fill a jar with them. Wahaha!

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It was sunny and 20 degrees out today. Yesterday it was 8 degrees and I didnt have to push the accelerator to drive to work, I just let the wind blow me there.

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Red berries.

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As I crested the hill I came across a little graveyard. I said hello to all the dead grandmas and grandpas relaxing their old bones under stones. The cemetery turned into a boggy grassland that was surrounded by hills and was deathly quiet. In the bog there was sinister blood red and veiny looking pitcher plants. I started to think i was standing ankle deep in corpse juice and hightailed it.

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GIVE ME YOUR BLOODDDD!

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I was being artistic with the rocky outcroppings and the shiny metal telephone wires. Successful? Perhaps not.

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Daisies and rose hips. I picked the latter for tea.

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The little graveyard.

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And this was the view from the beginning of my walk, a peek at the old stone church theyre renovating in Barr’d Islands. I was really hoping to come some cloudberries on my journey. Everyone says there are none growing on the island this year but I just wanted to find a couple my my mouth to enjoy. Oh well. I’ll keep hunting.

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Author: Kara Lalalala

I write this blog for my family cause I am terrible at letters & emails.

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