Summer Berries

While the rest of Europe melts in 45 degree heat, we’ve managed to string together three or four days without rain and the temperature has got into the high 20s. Not that I’m complaining as it is lovely to get up into the forest at this time of the year. For some reason, this year we appear of have abundant bilberries and they are ripening a couple of week early. They are still not at their sweetest but they make for a nice nibble while walking the forest.

It’s also time again for the blackberry blossoms to come out.

There is so much up there at the moment – we are coming into the peak of summer and we get a few weeks where it’s possible to go for a walk without fleece and GoreTex jacket.