Art In Nature #15.

Hello again everyone! Still a very cool day here, but these pics today will help us think of warmer days from last summer. And those warm summer days will come back again soon, I hope. There is so much out there in nature that we can look at that really is very much art. Today we will once again look at some wild berries that certainly showcase a wonderful artistic view. But some are also dangerous in their beauty however, so it’s necessary to know which is which so you don’t end up with something you don’t want.

This first one in the photo above is the bunchberry. We will be looking at the curious flowers once I begin my wildflower series. These berries are ripe when red and are edible but rather dry with a large seed or two. However, they can be added to your homemade jams and jellies for added color, plus they are loaded with pectin which is helpful for adding to fruits that don’t have much natural pectin. But they make a nice picture by themselves too, bright red berries surrounded by those green leaves.

In the pic above is a beautiful looking blue berry, but not to be confused with real blueberries, they are called clintonia. These are a nice art picture, but, they are very poisonous, just a few would make you very sick indeed. Actually the whole plant, leaves and flowers too are very poisonous, so a good one to stay away from, except for a nice picture.

In the photo above we have wild lily-of-the-valley berries. These are ripe when red and are edible, but once again rather dry but a good source of vitamins. They can be eaten raw or dried while green and boiled at a later time to soften and add to other food.

Then in the photo above are white baneberries. These are sometimes called doll’s eyes, I think I showed them last year. These are very poisonous, 4 or 5 can make you seriously ill, more can kill. But they make an interesting addition to a photo collection of art in nature. I hope you have enjoyed our walk through nature today enjoying the beauty of natural art. Have a wonderful day and God bless!

Steve and Muffin.

Β©2021 Steve McLeod.

25 Comments on “Art In Nature #15.

      • Agreed. The current camera I have I hardly ever use because it’s bulky and a pain to carry around. Even though it’s not a DSLR, it takes very rich, detailed photos. I just wish it was more user-friendly.

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      • Yes, I want something simple. When I’m out walking and a bird appears, sometimes I don’t get a lot of time for a pic, so this works so good for that. And I can use it with one hand if necessary which is very nice. And I’m happy with the pics it takes. If I was just to go out someplace and spend the day, a DSLR would be nice, just set it up on a tripod, it would work good.

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      • I miss taking photos. It’s been at least a year since I’ve used the camera. My iPhone takes very low quality pics so most of the pictures I post are cell phone pics from my husband’s phone. The camera on my iPhone is atrocious and an embarrassment to photography πŸ˜‚

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      • I always thought that iPhones had good cameras, that’s what I was told. I have a Samsung and it takes decent pics, but not like the camera. I do like it for close up pics of insects and small flowers. I can get closer than I can with my camera.πŸ“·

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      • iPhone cameras are terrible. Idk who said that iPhone cameras were good. I like iPhones except for the camera. Nick also has a Samsung and as much as I dislike Samsung phones, at least it has a decent camera.

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      • I bought this Samsung phone specifically because of the camera it had and it is good for a lot of things. It’s possible to get a telephoto lens for it too. I have looked at them but haven’t bought one yet. I think they might be more of a pain than anything since they can’t be left on the phone. Still, it might be handy if I don’t have my camera with me.

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      • I haven’t heard of the telephoto lens. My advice is to stick to what’s working for you and save your money πŸ˜‚I agree that adding an extra thing does sound like a pain. Definitely look at a bunch of reviews before purchasing, if you decide to get it.

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      • Yep, I doubt I will get it. The reviews are good though, in that it works good, but putting it on and taking it off all the time is a problem noted by many. And if you have any kind of cover on the phone that has to be taken off too or the lens won’t clip on. Too much hassle.πŸ™„

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  1. Lovely berries…good to know which are poisonous and which are edible ! β˜•οΈβ˜•οΈπŸ“πŸ“πŸ™‚πŸ˜Ί

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  2. All the beautiful berries, and nothing can be eaten πŸ™„πŸ§ nature is testing us πŸ˜‚πŸ˜… except bunch berry & valley berry. Beautiful shots… 😍 lovely pictures Steve..πŸ€—

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