Friday, July 14, 2006

one pic from ryday

LOL here is my and my the beach..its a self portrait taken with my 50mm lens...and my right arm!...

and for my dear friend Danielle...who asks what a Saskatoon is....

here ya go!
he Saskatoonberry (Amelanchier alnifolia) or Juneberry, is a serviceberry native to the Canadian prairie provinces, Canada's Northwest and Yukon Territories, British Columbia, and parts of Alaska and the northwestern and northcentral United States. It belongs to the rose family. It is a shrub or small tree reaching 4 m tall, densely twiggy with reddish brown twigs. The leaves are oval to often nearly circular, 3-5 cm long, with small teeth on the tip end. Large numbers of white flowers, about 2-3 cm across, appear in early spring while the new leaves are still growing. The small purple berries, actually pomes, ripen in June and July. This large perennial shrub may grow up to 5 meters in height; it is often found in clusters. The name Saskatoon Berry derives from the Cree inanimate noun misâskwatômina

he edible berry has been eaten since time immemorial by Canada's native peoples; the food pemmican was flavoured by serviceberry fruits in combination with dried meats. They are now also often made into several types of foodstuffs, including pies, jams, wines, cider, and beers.

The stems were also made into arrow shafts.


Blogger PD said...

Aww cute glasses they look like my old pair! Hey Danielle those berries are really scrummy! ahaa

9:34 AM  
Blogger Digimedic said...

Now I'm trying to figure out what 'scrummy' is...yummy or yuck?

I think the berries look exactly like blueberries. Thanks for the info!

The photos are great! Love the self-portrait!

10:43 AM  

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