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Tuesday, October 04, 2016
October bittersweet report
The other day I was reading an interesting blog post by Bernideen titled A Bittersweet Tea. She had used a lovely bittersweet-themed tea set and had decorated with a branch of bittersweet she had found in an antique mall. My friend Vee left a comment on this post and noted that in her part of Maine it is too early for bittersweet. (Bernideen is in Missouri.) That got me thinking about the bittersweet I'd discovered near my dad's home a year or two ago. Today when I was there I decided to check its progress.
I took two photos with my Kindle as I thought Mr. T had taken the camera to work. (Now I see it is still here!) At the top of the post you see the bittersweet as it is today. Yellow leaves, and scads of yellow berries. Pretty, and even a bit unusual-looking, but nowhere near ready to use in decorating.
And here is a bit closer of a pic which includes the stone wall it is growing beside.
Interestingly, I found that the pictures I got of last year's bittersweet were taken on November 3 -- so just a month later than today. I'll keep checking in on the bush from time to time to note its progress!
I live in scenic northern New England with my handsome husband. We're empty-nesters with a bunch of adorable grandchildren. We love (tent) camping and traveling, but don't get away as often as we'd like to.