Friday, 6 November 2015


On our first blackberry-picking outing, I found a blackthorn bush tucked away in between all the brambles - and with the most enormous sloes on it. They were so big that I'm sure they were probably sweet and almost edible too, but I didn't get enough to want to even waste one - they are all slowly turning into sloe gin, along with another handful of regular-sized ones that I found on our second outing. After taking this photo, I finally started shaking it so as to let the sugar dissolve, but I always love seeing the colour slowly seeping out of the berries.

1 comment :

  1. Beautiful layers of color. Looks like a bit of a chemistry experiment, but with delicious results pending.