A berry good time in the forrest

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Last weekend when I was at Lierfoss, I went to the forrest to pick berries with my parents. We try to do that every year. Normally we walk through the forrest close to our home.  It starts only a few  hundred meters from the house. This year we wanted to try some place else. We decided to try my uncles forrest, which is located a 5 minute drive away from us.

This year we wanted to pick blueberries. When we had parked the car and started walking we saw some bushes with wild raspberries. We also spotted some on our way into the forrest.  So we decided to pick some raspberries on our way back.

Little did we know that we would find cloudberries in that forrest as well. That made us all happy, esp. dad. He loves cloudberries.

I had to bring my camera on this forrest trip. I love being in the forrest and photographing it. What I didn’t like was all the bites I got from ants and mosqitos. An ant bit me in my foot and it hurt so, so bad. I don’t think I’ve been bitten by an ant where it has hurt as bad as that did. Yesterday morning I counted all my bites and I found 12! They itch, some more than others. I have three on my right hand that is very annoying.

Oh well, enough about the bites and back to the photos. Here they are:

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10 responses to A berry good time in the forrest

  1. I’ve never heard of cloudberries, but they look so cool!! How do they taste? I’ve got raspberry/blackberry bushes in my forest, but now I’d love some cloudberries. Thanks for sharing! :)

    • Kjersti Lier – Author

      Thank you for stopping by. Cloudberries can only be found in the Nothern Hemisphere, maybe that’s why you haven’t heard about it? :) Fresh cloudberries have a distinctive tart taste, but when they’re over-ripe they have more of a sweetened flavour.

  2. These are some really great pictures I love the filter and you’re so lucky getting to do that I’m stuck in the suburbs with no big forest. Thanks for posting this its so cool!

    • Kjersti Lier – Author

      Thank you for your kind comment. I do am lucky to have forrests so close to me.

  3. These are some really great pictures I love the filter and you’re so lucky getting to do that I’m stuck in the suburbs with no big forest. Thanks for posting this its so cool!

    • Kjersti Lier – Author

      Thank you, Karin :) It’s nice to have the forrest so close by. I love spending time in the forrest.

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