Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Late Fall Calicarpa Berries

As Fall approaches each year, I find these beautiful purple berries hanging off the stems of large bushes in Bernheim's Arboertum. Yet, I had never really Googled to find out what they are called. Earlier this week I was 'archive surfing' and found this photo I had captured in late Fall. Immediately I knew it would make for a great image to pair up with a Winter quote. After Googling I discovered these are Calicarpa Berries.


The bushes are best known in Asia, but are found in Australia and in North America. I didn't realize it, but the berries last well into Winter. All I really know is I love their hue. It is so warm and inviting and finding the perfect quotation to add to the image by John Steinbeck was so fitting. We have snow coming across from the Western states here in the United States moving East this week. It will get to Kentucky on Friday night and Saturday. I hope wherever you are you are staying warm and cozy. So far this Winter has been very very mild which only makes me wonder what February will bring. ENJOY!

5 comments :

  1. beautiful image and quote

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  2. Wow - those are PURPLE! It's snowing in Breckenridge - I'll send some to you.

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  3. Comment so fitting with your photo, beautiful purple, a match made "by you". Take care as that snow arrives.

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  4. These are just beautiful berries! love the colour. The storm you may get is one we may also get on Sunday. I hope you see some snow from it. :)

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  5. Carol, Have a safe weekend. I was surprised to hear your news. Hope to get an update on your next post. Good Luck.

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