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One of my first jobs on any London visit is to weed the garden and tidy it up.  There is a tiny garden here, so the job takes one afternoon at most. We visit friends, family and just-go-out-for-the-sake-of-it a lot of the time.  However whenever we do stay in, it’s nice to spend some time outside – think a cup of coffee and a good paper.

When clearing the garden yesterday, I came across this wild blackberry bush.  It was fun to disassociate a name so linked to my work life.  My blackberry is indeed with me, but it stays at home.  I check it only at night in case of any mini disasters at work.

I hope this post introduces some balance to the virtual libraries…  As hard as it is to believe – and please go ahead and test this – if you use google image search for the word ‘blackberry’ you will get pages of images of mobile phones!  In my test, the first image of an actual blackberry fruit appeared on page 12… and  then more mobiles until page 18 when another lonely fruit appeared!  I stopped looking after that.

We will pick and eat the ripe blackberries tomorrow.


    • BitJockey
    • Posted 21 July 2009 at 10:45 am
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    I grew up in the southestern US where wild blackberry’s were very abundant. I think it’s my favorite fruit. I loved eating them while picking them and they were still warm from the summer sun.

    Great photos (as usual!) – especially the top one; I can visually taste that large one in the center!

    Hopefully your post will help bring a sense of balance to the personal lives of those who need as much as it does to the virtual libraries!

    Sounds like your vacation is off to wonderful (and delicious) start!

  1. amazing photography …

  2. looks lovely! the varying shades, and it must be fun watching them turn from a fierce green to a fierce black! the juice is purplish? awaiting more of the English countryside! 🙂

  3. I’m not a blackberry fruit person but you are right, it doesn’t come up on the images only the phone! I tend to leave work aside when I’m traveling, only checking when I need to!

  4. making fruit look edible must be the best compliment a photographer can get…
    and it does look edible… 🙂

  5. My brother just got a Black Berry, and he’s obsessed with it. I, on the other hand, prefer this kind of blackberry. 🙂

  6. On, I got to page 16 without seeing a picture of the fruit. Probably because RIM is a Canadian company (*pride*) 🙂

  7. I’m surprised you found any pictures of the fruit at all. People are soo obsessed with their BBs 🙂

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