Columbus Day marks the date of a very enjoyable autumnal ritual of mine – picking wild cranberries.
Today was a gorgeous day for a slog through my favorite bog.
In particular, I was hoping to find the fruit of Large Cranberry (Vaccinium macrocarpon).
This year, I actually found very few. The hard freeze (especially in this lowland) during the peak bloom time of these plants clearly prevented many of them from bearing fruit.
Nevertheless, I enjoyed my outing and found enough to add to baked goodies later this fall and this coming winter.
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