They’re Yosta Saskatoon Berries

Saskatoon Berry Blooms

Ever feel like there is so much to do in a day? Even with the longer days, it’s like I’m even more like the birds at this time of year; need to get up and go from light to dark. On the other hand, it can be like burning both ends of the candle. I say that especially as I’m finding I’m not getting any younger.  That said, I wanted to get out some other week old pictures yet this evening.  As I mentioned just a couple of days ago, there are so many flowers, and trees and bushes blooming right now. I’m like a kid in the chocolate store.

Yosta Berry Blooms

The first post of the night is of the flowering Saskatoon or June Berry.  As kids, we used to have a portion of one north facing hill-side that was blessed with these tall bushes. I don’t remember much about the blooms back then but the berries were delicious.  The second post is from another child-hood favorite, the Yosta Berry. These plants are like a cross of currants and gooseberries; bigger than currants and sweeter and not thorny like gooseberries.  And as you can tell, they have a beautiful blossom as well. Well that’s about it for sharing this evening. I have a long day ahead tomorrow but I’m sure that there will be pictures to be taken; just as with the last shot of the evening. These were just a group of clouds off to the north as the sun was setting. A great scene to end the day with. Have a good night as well as a great and safe Memorial Day. God-Bless our fallen soldiers.

About Jim Rook

Wildlife, Landscape & Nature Photography, Alexandria, MN
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4 Responses to They’re Yosta Saskatoon Berries

  1. These are so lovely, Jim. All of them. I think you have chosen the perfect timing to photograph the saskatoon, which the elongated anthers to sparkle throughout the image. I, too am finding the days too short for all I want to do, I’m starting too many projects and not getting anything finished. I appreciate your encouragement very much and the photographs on your site are very inspiring.

  2. Jim Rook says:

    Thanks Cindy. We’ve planted several berries and trees in our yard which are reminiscent of memories from a younger age. Thanks for your comments and encouragement as well. Just as you eluded to, each comment provides a boost to get out there and take and eventually post new pictures to share.

  3. Martina says:

    Jim,
    I really like the second white berry flower photo. It reminds me of a brides bouquet.
    I also love the colors of the sky photo. I like them almost just as much as the blooms.
    The beauty of nature is always a joy to experience, the pre-process more than the
    post-process.

    • Jim Rook says:

      Thanks Martina. Capture. That’s all we can do and hope we can come close to showing a print that truely depicts what our Creator has made. I agree with the pre vs. post-process. I really try to minimize what I do to a click once it’s on my computer. If I go to far, it just doesn’t seem right and then it’s back to the RAW photo and doing it right. Nature knows best.

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