Blackberrying

Baskets and Aprons

Baskets and Aprons

 Patience and Hattie inspired some of the Quimper Hitty sisters to mount a blackberrying expedition.  All the girls put on their work aprons and collected their collecting baskets…

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Tansy is pleased

Tansy is pleased

The humans were somewhat disappointed –  Blackberry season is almost over and they hadn’t had time to go blackberrying yet this year! The Hittys were perfectly satisfied though, it doesn’t take many blackberries to make a bountiful Hitty harvest. 

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Hattie face to face with wildlife

Hattie face to face with wildlife

Hattie was interested in a fly pretending to be a bee on a late blackberry blossom.

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Patience's Basketful

Patience’s Basketful

Patience had a smallish basket and filled it up quickly.

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Gracia's beautiful flowers

Gracia’s beautiful flowers

Gracia’s  apron was too elegant for the blackberry patch, but she amused herself picking flowers.

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The Finnish Method

The Finnish Method

Constance was distracted by a tiny patch of very late wild strawberries, and collected them using the Finnish Method.

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Mary Ann's perch

Mary Ann’s perch

Mary Ann found a good vantage point…

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A good Day's picking

A good Day’s picking

Everybody did their bit, and Constance was happy with the harvest!

8 thoughts on “Blackberrying

  1. I just loved these pics!! The girls are so charming in their “work” aprons with their lovely baskets. Thanks for sharing such a good time with us.

    • Hattie likes bonnets and hats because of her name, and this one in particular because it matches her dress! Mary Ann thinks it is immodest to appear in public without a hat…We all had fun even though there weren’t many berries left from a human point of view.

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