Blueberry land

BlueberryLand-IMG_6011-webWe walked in the wild garden of the Auvergne a day after the opening of the “Grand Site du Puy Mary” road, now free from snow.

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Blueberries are the only fruits listed in this blog that I haven’t found in London yet. I thought I would still mention them as blueberry jam is one of my favourites.

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City gardens are nice… wild nature provides an other kind of liberty. Photos 17th May 2014.

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Daffodils next to a blueberry bush. Wild? Yes, absolutely wild.

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Although it is quite early in the season at this altitude, there are already many flowers. Foreground: gentian shoots. The plant is used to make a bitter liquor (“liqueur de gentiane”).

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It will take some time before blueberries start to grow. Some of the bushes are still under several meters of snow.

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Blueberry jam jars usually don’t last for very long… Blueberries are also said to be good for sight. Photo August 2012.

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